Posted on 01 April 2013.
Members of Widen I-77 asked passersby on the Davidson Village Green Thursday to sign a petition against toll lanes on I-77. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
In meeting after meeting in recent months, state and local leaders have said plans are moving forward to widen I-77 north of Charlotte in the next few years by adding toll lanes. Just last week, state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Cornelius) told toll-lane opponents at the state capitol that the state’s plan to hire a private company to build and operate high-occupancy toll lanes is happening, and it’s the best option for widening the road soon.
Still, opponents in the Lake Norman area are fighting on, holding public meetings and trying to build a following. Last Thursday, several members of the group Widen I-77 were out on the Davidson Village Green asking passersby to sign an anti-toll petition. And this Wednesday, April 3, they’ll host another public meeting on the issue. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Planning & Development, Politics, Transportation
Posted on 25 February 2013.
By CHUCK McSHANE
Representatives from the Lake Norman Transportation Commission and the citizens group Widen I-77 made their cases Friday for and against plans to widen I-77 using High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes at a forum at the Lake Norman Chamber in Cornelius. About 45 business owners, elected officials and area residents showed up for the Focus Friday event.
Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will hold a public information session about the contested I-77 high occupancy toll (HOT) lane project on Wednesday from 2:30 to 4pm at Huntersville Town Hall.
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Posted in Business, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Transportation