A bill calling on NCDOT to cancel a contract to build toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte has died in the state Senate. LINK: June 22, 2016, WFAE.org, “Anti-Toll Bill Grinds To A Halt In Senate“
The House OKs a bill calling on NCDOT to cancel the I-77 toll lane project north of Charlotte. But will it die in the Senate? Meanwhile, the bill does more than just cancel the toll lanes: It would delay a dozen road projects in the Lake Norman area. Details here. … More Will Senate take up bill to cancel I-77 tolls? And what about those ‘suspended’ projects?
The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill calling on NCDOT to cancel the I-77 widening project north of Charlotte. The bill now goes to the Senate, where Senate leaders have said they don’t see a need to cancel the project. Read the full story: WFAE.org, House Approves Bill To Kill I-77 Tolls
Here’s a story I produced over the holidays looking at the I-77 toll lanes issue and upcoming elections in 2016. Will anti-toll sentiment affect the vote for governor or statehouse, as it did in Huntersville in November?
The toll-lane widening project that began construction on I-77 north of Charlotte this week won’t be the only one in the Charlotte area. Next up are toll lanes on I-485 in south Charlotte, from I-77 to US 74. LINK Nov. 18, 2015, WFAE.org, “NCDOT Could Sign Deal In July For Next Toll Project, I-485”
Drivers will have to deal with construction for a while in addition to the regular rush-hour backups on I-77 north of Charlotte. Work began Monday night, Nov. 16, on a 3-year, $648 million project to widen a 26-mile section of the road with toll lanes. If you’ve been following the debate on this project, you … More I-77 Construction Begins, But Toll Debate Persists | WFAE
Some state lawmakers are stepping up efforts to halt the construction of toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte, as construction begins Monday. They called on Governor Pat McCrory Friday to cancel the project, but he wasted little time in rejecting the idea. LINK: Nov. 13, 2015, WFAE.org, “McCrory To I-77 Toll Critics: Don’t Turn … More McCrory To I-77 Toll Critics: Don’t Turn To Me To Cancel Contract | WFAE
The company hired to build and operate toll lanes on I-77 north of Charlotte says it will begin construction on the $648 million project this Monday, Nov. 16. See the full story at WFAE.org. Nov. 12, 2015, WFAE.org, “I-77 Toll Lane Construction Begins Mon., Company Says”