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