***Update 1/8/2010 –
After much discussion within the CDOT, it has been decided that we will remove the Polk & White location from our connection study. While this effort was only a study to provide us with information on what it would take to build connections such as this one, we recognize the sensitivity to those residents in the area who have concerns. If I can answer additional questions, please let me know.
Doreen Szymanski, Charlotte Department of Transportation
Public Service & Communications Div. Mgr
An article in today’s Charlotte Observer confirms some of our fears: the city has plans to possibly connect Polk and White to “improve traffic patterns” within the next two years. This would negatively impact Leacroft by providing another entrance in and out of Leacroft as well as connecting our neighborhood to an area that is known for significantly higher crime rates.
Here is a link to the article: City studies streets it could link
Update: We all need to contact our District 4 City Councilman:
Also note, that Matt (contact Info below) is the Program Manager for the Street Connectivity Program.
Matt Magnasco, P.E.
Street Connectivity Program Manager
Planning & Design Division, Charlotte Department of Transportation
We need to take action. Some of your neighbors have already begun to contact Charlotte Mecklenburg city official to find out how to prevent this from happening. To get the latest information on this topic, join the Leacroft Mailing List (below). We will try to make sure any response we get is posted to the mailing list so that you can stay in the loop.