Posted on 26 June 2014.
Updated Friday, June 27, 2014, 7:20am
By DAVID BORAKS
Traffic crawls on I-77 southbound near Westmoreland Road in 2013. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net file photo)
The NC Department of Transportation said Thursday it has signed a preliminary contract with Spanish construction giant Cintra Infraestructuras to widen 26 miles of I-77 north of Charlotte using high-occupancy toll lanes, or HOT lanes. North Carolina will contribute $88 million in public money to the $655 million project under the 50-year deal.
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Posted in Exit 30 area, Living with Growth, Planning & Development, Transportation
Posted on 24 June 2014.
The June 21 letter signed by nine local officials asks for a delay in the contract with Cintra. Click to download the letter.
Updated Wednesday, 10am
By DAVID BORAKS
Nine town commissioners from Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson have sent a letter to state officials seeking postponement of the NC Department of Transportation’s planned signing of a preliminary deal by month’s end to widen I-77 using toll lanes. The request follows the DOT’s release of information about potentially high rates in the planned toll lanes.
The elected officials – four from Cornelius and three from Huntersville and two from Davidson – are calling on the DOT to delay signing the preliminary contract with Spanish construction firm Cintra Infraestructures – the only company to submit a final bid on the project.
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Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Politics, Public works, Town Hall, Transportation
Posted on 12 May 2014.
Posted in Mooresville, Traffic alerts
Posted on 08 May 2014.
Posted in Davidson College, Fire calls, Mooresville
Posted on 23 April 2014.
Updated Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9pm
MOORESVILLE - A wreck at midday Wednesday briefly closed I-77 northbound and southbound near Exit 35, Brawley School Road, the NC Department of Transportation reported.
The Mooresville Tribune reported that at least one person was taken to the hospital from the crash, which involved a truck.
A witness said later Wednesday that a cement truck had overturned in the median.
The highway eventually reopened to traffic, but the inside lanes in both directions remained closed through the afternoon. The DOT also reported heavy traffic on side roads, including US 21 in Mooresville.
Posted in Police Blotter, Traffic alerts