Troutman preparing for huge growth sp...

Troutman preparing for huge growth spurt around Exit 42

There are 7 comments on the Statesville story from Jan 21, 2008, titled Troutman preparing for huge growth spurt around Exit 42. In it, Statesville reports that:

“I think they need to widen (N.C. Highway) 115 a little”

The area around Exit 42 looked like a big mud pit Saturday morning as dirt from the surrounding developments spilled onto U.S. Highway 21. via Statesville

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Mike in Mooresville

Tryon, NC

#1 Jan 23, 2008
Knowing the past track record of the county board and planning committee, I'm sure we'll be looking back in 5 years saying 'The congestion is a problem but the state won't address this for another 7 or 8 years."

I here so many people complain about people from New England and the fact they are moving here. Funny thing though is that obviously North Carolina locals like this because they are on track to have the traffic and congestions as they have up north. Can't we learn from these mistakes and make effective use of our land, roads and infrastructure? Why is this soooo hard to understand for so many?
trav c

West Monroe, LA

#2 Jan 29, 2008
Growth is coming to Troutman and also Statesville. People need to wake up and realize the change that is about to take place in central Iredell County. And it's NOT going to take place 20 years from now. There's nothing wrong with preservation, but Statesville residents, in particular, need to face the inevitable. With two interstates running through it, Statesville is bound to grow. Look anywhere on the map across North Carolina. Anywhere there is atleast two interstates intersecting, there is a metropolitan area. It would be better to prepare for exponential growth now than to be underprepared later and stuck with 100,000 people traveling on two lane roads. Metaphorically speaking, you can't have a pot of gold with a dirt road leading to it. Not this day in age.
Derrick

Charlotte, NC

#3 Feb 7, 2008
But the thing is, in order for Statesville to grow, they need to deal with the issues of poverty, revolutionize the downtown, and try to invite companies to come to Statesville. Companies don't want to come to a run-down looking town, and they need to do a litte better with the zoning. Zoning in Statesville is crazy, before you build a wal mart with a bunch of shopping centers and expect that a four to five line road can support the traffic flow, they should HAVE gotten the roads widen more, they should have reconstruct the bridge in order for future widening project.
Derrick

Charlotte, NC

#4 Feb 7, 2008
But the thing is, in order for Statesville to grow, they need to deal with the issues of poverty, revolutionize the downtown, and try to invite companies to come to Statesville. Companies don't want to come to a run-down looking town, and they need to do a litte better with the zoning. Zoning in Statesville is crazy, before you build a wal mart with a bunch of shopping centers and expect that a four to five line road can support the traffic flow, they should HAVE gotten the roads widen more, they should have reconstruct the bridge in order for future widening project.
Derrick McCrae

Charlotte, NC

#5 Feb 7, 2008
trav c wrote:
Growth is coming to Troutman and also Statesville. People need to wake up and realize the change that is about to take place in central Iredell County. And it's NOT going to take place 20 years from now. There's nothing wrong with preservation, but Statesville residents, in particular, need to face the inevitable. With two interstates running through it, Statesville is bound to grow. Look anywhere on the map across North Carolina. Anywhere there is atleast two interstates intersecting, there is a metropolitan area. It would be better to prepare for exponential growth now than to be underprepared later and stuck with 100,000 people traveling on two lane roads. Metaphorically speaking, you can't have a pot of gold with a dirt road leading to it. Not this day in age.
But the thing is, in order for Statesville to grow, they need to deal with the issues of poverty, revolutionize the downtown, and try to invite companies to come to Statesville. Companies don't want to come to a run-down looking town, and they need to do a litte better with the zoning. Zoning in Statesville is crazy, before you build a wal mart with a bunch of shopping centers and expect that a four to five line road can support the traffic flow, they should HAVE gotten the roads widen more, they should have reconstruct the bridge in order for future widening project.
joe

Troutman, NC

#6 May 26, 2009
hey u see how big troutman is getting ?! we got a mcdonalds!!! holy sh!!!!!!TTTTT lol
frustrated

Troutman, NC

#7 May 26, 2009
and 5 traffic lights!

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