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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’ […]

I-77 contract fight enters new phase; discussion May 3

Widen I-77 will host a town hall​-​style ​discussion Thursday, May 3​ at the Charles Mack Center in downtown Mooresville. ​Organizers will present their​ response to the recent I-77 Advisory Group meetings regarding options for terminating the​​ contract​ with Cintra​ and modifying the I-77 toll project. “The conclusion of the Advisory Group meetings and the announcement […]

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I-77 Advisory meeting moved to May 10

The next meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group, originally scheduled for April 30, has been moved to Thursday May 10, from 1-3 pm. It will be held at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius. DOT Secretary James Trogdon was recently requested to make a presentation to the state legislature on April 30, according to […]

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Transit vote March 28 may get CATS on track

March 23. By Dave Vieser. Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla thinks he can finally put the brakes on the Charlotte Area Transportation System plans to spend more money ​to ​study a new route for the North Commuter Line. Could a new rail line be built along I​-77? ​Up Hwy. 21?​ Or some other route? No way, says […]

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Huntersville Chamber​ hits Year 2 with 120 members

​March 9. ​By Dave Vieser​. Two years ago, former Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain formed the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce with the goal of connecting businesses and citizens. How is she doing at the two-year mark? Quite well if membership can be used as a yardstick. “We have over 120 active members with continued growth each month,” she […]

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 […]

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Toll lane advisors will look at I-77 options, including ‘complete and delete’

By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. Just when it seemed as if the state has hemmed and hawed as much as it can on the I-77 toll lane debacle, the NCDOT is putting together a new advisory group “to learn the advantages, disadvantages, costs and timelines” of the options presented this fall by Mercator Advisors, […]

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Toll lanes are likely to help interstate commerce in SC

By Dave Vieser. While much of the discussion concerning the I-77 toll lanes has been concentrated on the impact on residents and commuters, they will have a profoundly positive impact on trucking between Charleston and Greenville, SC. South Carolina is already stepping up to the plate, says Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett. “South Carolina is […]

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