Category Archives: Press Release

UPDATE 1/7 Widen I-77 Files Motion to Stay

UPDATE: Judge Smith will hear our Motion to Stay as the first order of business tomorrow. PLEASE KEEP YOUR PLANS TO BE IN COURT TOMORROW. Same time and place. If the motion is denied, oral arguments will proceed as originally scheduled. Mecklenburg County Courthouse 832 East Fourth Street Charlotte, NC Courtroom 6170 10am, January 8,

I-77 Lawsuit Hearing Set For January 8, 2016

Cornelius, N.C. – (October 6, 2015) – Widen I-77’s legal team has agreed to key milestones for their lawsuit against the I-77 private toll lane project. The project calls for Cintra, the parent company of I-77 Mobility Partners, to build private toll lanes on the remaining public right-of-way and to operate them under an exclusive

Widen I-77 Response to Cintra

Kurt Naas of Widen I-77 recently received a letter from Javier Tamargo, CEO of I-77 Mobility Partners, LLC accusing Widen I-77 of “false allegations.” A copy Tamargo’s letter is linked HERE and Widen I-77’s formal response is as follows: August 19, 2015 Dear Mr. Tamargo, We are in receipt of your August 11, 2015 letter. You have

Statement on Project Financing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE email: I-77 TOLL PROJECT FINANCING APPROVED; STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FAIL TO PROTECT TAXPAYER Cornelius, N.C. – May 20, 2015 –  Widen I-77 has learned state and federal agencies have approved $189 million in federally-backed loans for the private toll lane project on I-77 through the Lake Norman region. The project

Invitation to Court Hearing on Tuesday

Dear Widen I77 Friends and Supporters; We are approaching a major milestone in our efforts to Widen I-77 without tolls. Our complaint is scheduled to be heard this coming Tuesday, March 3 at the Alamance County Historic Courthouse, 212 W. Elm St. in Graham, N.C. at 9:30 a.m. by The Honorable W. Osmand Smith, III

Let’s Finish the Fight to Stop I-77 Tolls!

Thanks to all of the generous donors who have contributed to our legal battle to stop the unfair and needless tolling of I-77 in Lake Norman!  We are making progress but need your help to finish the fight!  Here is what is happening: WidenI77.Org has: Raised more than $30,000 and filed an injunction to stop the P3

WidenI77 Retains Legal Counsel

Widen I-77, a citizens group opposed to private toll lanes along Interstate 77 through the Lake Norman region, retained legal counsel yesterday for the purposes of seeking a possible injunction against the project. The first phase of the study will assess potential legal strategies and determine which are the most viable. Due to the publicity