Intersection at Isle of Pines
What a difference a year makes!
It was exactly a year ago this week that Lake Norman’s infamous Brawley School Road widening project was completed. For those of us who live down the 8-mile cul-de-sac the result has been nothing short of miraculous. I took this photo from my car the other day. Notice the lack of cars, the divided 4-lanes with an additional turn lane AND sidewalks and a bike lane! Now that we have bike lanes and sidewalks cyclists (including myself) and pedestrians frequent Brawley School Rd. There is even a group of cyclists called The Brawley Drafters and recommended routes for avid cyclists. It is a welcome site to see kids and families walking along the sidewalks. What a transformation of our community!
Gone are the 45 minutes sitting on Williamson Rd waiting to turn left. Since the widening which now provides two turn lanes in each direction I have never waited more than one stop light to turn no matter what time of day. Here is a photo I took while waiting at the intersection heading east. No lines of traffic!
Those of us who lived through the 3 years of nightmarish construction now realize it was worth every minute!
If you are considering a move to Lake Norman, the Brawley Peninsula is the largest on the lake offering more waterfront communities from modest price ranges up to multi-million dollar estates. And, to top it off we now have the Trump National Golf Club Charlotte (formerly The Point).
I’m off to go on a bike ride!