Category Archives: News Coverage

I-485: The End of the Era of New Free Lanes

Steve Harrison from the Observer highlights that the issue of managed lanes goes well beyond just I77 between Charlotte and Mooresville.

On I-77, state would convert 2 small stretches of free lanes into toll lanes

Observer article by Steve Harrison.

Cornelius to NCDOT: Tear Down This Contract

By Dave Vieser from CorneliusToday. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously passed a strongly worded resolution calling on the NCDOT to terminate its contract with Spanish based Cintra/I-77 Mobility Partners to build toll lanes on I-77.

Protesters continue fight against I-77 toll lanes

From WSOC News reporter Brittney Johnson: Protesters said their 2-year fight to try and stop the Interstate 77 toll lane project isn’t over, and are heading to Raleigh Tuesday.   

Toll lane opponent: DOT overlooked best free-lane option

By STEVE HARRISON from the Charlotte Observer.

Meck County commissioners say they want 90-day stop to I-77 toll project

From WSOC News reporter Jenna Deery: Mecklenburg County Commissioners unanimously passed an I-77 toll lane resolution Tuesday night requesting a 90-day stop on the project to allow for an independent audit of its terms. Mecklenburg County joins the governments in Mooresville, Davidson, Corneilus and Huntersville in the fight against the tolls.

Bulldozer Approach to Toll Lanes

Mark Washburn of the Charlotte Observer.

DOT moves forward with I-77 tolls despite Cornelius vote

Stever Harrison from the Charlotte Observer reports the N.C. Department of Transportation says it will move forward with a private developer to build Interstate 77 toll lanes, despite concerns from local officials over fine print inserted into a contract that could hinder future expansions of the highway.  

About 75 toll protesters gather at Exit 28 bridge

Michael Mezquida of Business Today reports that  scores of protesters are gathered on the Catawba Bridge over I-77 to show there disdain for the proposed toll lanes that a Spanish company with be in charge of running.

Congestion won’t be eased by I-77 toll lanes

A ViewPoint article in the Charlotte Observer by William Rakatansky.