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FALL 2018

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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S C P S H A R E S Road, Sidewalk Priorities South Charlotte Partners Prepares Wish List for City By Nan Bauroth T he steering committee of South Charlotte Partners (SCP) recently toured the Ballantyne area by bus to prioritize its list of road and sidewalk projects to give to city leaders. SCP formed earlier this year to be a unified voice for south Charlotte "by collaborating, strategizing and advocating for the best interest of the region," notes SCP's mission statement. The group's top road and sidewalk priorities are based on connectivity, safety and traffic density. They are: Road Intersections 1 Ardrey Kell Road and Rea Road: adding a dedicated right turn lane and double left-turn lanes on each side of the intersection, lengthening existing right-turn lanes, lengthening left-turn signal time during peak traffic hours 2 Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Providence Road: lengthening left-turn lane to Providence Road and making it a double left-turn lane 3 Ballantyne Commons Parkway and North Community House Road: adding a dedicated right-turn lane to Ballantyne Commons Parkway 4 Providence Road West and Old Lancaster Highway: adding dedicated left and right turning lanes Sidewalks 5 Johnston Road: linking existing sidewalk at Ballantyne Village on the west side of Johnston Road all the way to Sprouts Farmers Market at Providence Road West 6 Ardrey Kell Road: creating continuous sidewalks from Providence Road to Tom Short Road 7 Providence Road West: creating continuous sidewalks between Old Lancaster Highway and Johnston Road 1 BALLANTYNE 7 6 5 4 2 3 B A LLA N T Y N E CO MM ON S P K W Y. L A NC A S T E R H W Y . A R D R E Y K E L L R D . R E A R D . PROVI D EN CE R D . According to SCP board member Victoria Nwasike, SCP will meet with city leaders and the Charlotte Department of Transportation to obtain feedback on the group's requests, including cost, prioritization and timeline if a project is selected for funding. The 2019 fiscal year budget included $5 million for improvement projects in District 7. SCP will also lobby the city to use possible future sidewalk funds for the sidewalk priorities listed at left. In addition, SCP will continue advocating for improvements in major Ballantyne-area thoroughfares already identified by the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization. Public comment periods for three critical Ballantyne-area road projects already identified will take place in September. The projects are the widening of Ardrey Kell Road to four lanes from Johnston Road to Rea Road, widening Ballantyne Commons Parkway to four lanes from Annalexa Lane to Williams Pond Lane and widening Lancaster Highway to four lanes from N.C. 51 to Ballantyne Commons Parkway. Notices for the public comment periods will be posted at www.ballantynebreakfastclub. com/notices. Nwasike urges everyone who lives and/or works in the Ballantyne area to voice their opinions and to join SCP. Learn more and get updates at BALLANTYNE FALL 2018 33 SCP Shares

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