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Toll talk: It looks like I-77 ‘solution’ was a lot of talk

  June 18. By Dave Vieser. It sounded good. The optics were excellent. Last week, NC Rep. John Bradford went on Facebook to say he had some “incredible good news” about the hated I-77 toll lanes. The good news was that the House of Representatives was working on legislation to create a source to fund a modification of […]

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Bradford, Beasley run bills to help solve I-77 tie-up in Raleigh

June 13. By Dave Vieser. It’s a given that a bill introduced by NC Rep. John Bradford which would create a fund for paying changes in the I-77 toll lane contract will face a tougher challenge in the NC Senate, but local officials, including Bradford, are optimistic. HB 1029 would create a NCDOT reserve account […]

Lake Norman Chamber supports I-77 Committee recommendations

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce has announced its support for the recommendations made by the I-77 Advisory Committee and has requested DOT Secretary of Transportation James Trogdon to strongly consider the group’s suggestions.recommendations.Those include: Allow I-77 Mobility Partners to complete construction. Upon completion, NCDOT buys out the contract Road improvement projects funded by ‘Bonus’ […]

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Was possibility of cancelling I-77 contract falsely reassuring?

Feb. 15. By Dave Yochum. ANALYSIS. The second meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group got under way with former Chamber Chair Mike Russell announcing that there were emergency exits on either side of a packed meeting room. “Just don’t take 77,” Chamber CEO Bill Russell interjected. It was a touch of dark humor at the […]

Next I-77 Advisory Board meeting will follow open meetings law

By Dave Vieser. The sun will shine at the February meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. “The next meeting will be livestreamed,” said DOT spokeswoman Carly Olexik. “There will be some space for members of the public and media to attend as well.” This follows an outcry of criticism after […]

NC Trans secretary picks Mercator Advisors to review I-77 contract

March 31. A company that was part of a team led by Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras and Zachry Construction Corp.—to develop the first phase of the Trans-Texas Corridor—has been selected to review the I-77 Express Lanes contract. NC Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon said Mercator Advisors will conduct an in-depth, outside review. Mercator has not been involved in the $650 […]

Letter to the Editor: Infrastructure plan ‘fairy dust’

Dec. 5. [OPINION] A Washington Post article ( Think tank casts doubts on Trump infrastructure plan), is one of the most succinct articles I have read on how the Trump Administration plans to fund road and infrastructure during his administration.  This plan is a variation on one proposed by the Democrats.  Both plans promise massive amounts of […]

Cooper hires legal team to protect vote; N. Meck bailed on McCrory

Nov. 10. Roy Cooper has hired a legal team to protect the results of the gubernatorial election which has him ahead of Pat McCrory by 4,979 votes, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. McCrory has not conceded. The team will be led by election-protection attorneys Marc Elias and Kevin Hamilton of Perkins Coie, and Edwin Speas […]

District 98 challenger Jane Campbell lands EMILY’s List endorsement

Oct. 17. Jane Campbell, who is running as an independent for NC House District 98, has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, a nationwide advocacy group whose mission is to elect pro-choice Democratic women to public office. Campbell hopes to unseat Republican John Bradford in District 98 which includes Cornelius, Davidson and parts of Huntersville and […]

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LKN Marine Commission OK’s I77 toll lane application

Aug. 9. By Dave Vieser. Opponents of the I-77 toll lane project were dealt another blow this week when the Lake Norman Marine Commission approved the NCDOT’s application. The commission’s approval was needed because the interstate crosses Lake Norman; the commission works with Duke Energy on lake development as part of their Federal Energy Regulatory […]

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