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Exit 27: For whom the tolls toll

April 1. By Dave Vieser. The NCDOT has approved funding for a new exit on I-77: Exit 27 where the interstate is crossed by Westmoreland Road. In order to provide the needed funds, a $10 toll is being imposed on all vehicles utilizing Exit 28 in Cornelius.

Crews will erect the toll booths on West Catawba next week and collection of the tolls will begin on April 15.

The tolls will be effective 24/7 and will be collected by “prisoner for life” inmates from correctional facilities in the state.

Any overage in the tolls collected will be applied to the widening of West Catawba Avenue. Currently, the widening project is scheduled to begin in the year 2045.

—This content approved by the NC Commission on April Fools Baloney (NCAFB)

Discussion

7 Responses to “Exit 27: For whom the tolls toll”

  1. The insanity continues. Life for Cornelius owners becomes even more cumbersome for travel within the town limits and outside the town limits. Who is making these ridiculous decisions.?
    I question the motivation behind these ridiculous decisions . Who is benefitting from these decisions?
    Certainly not Cornelius property owners.

    Posted by Patricia Grisanti | April 1, 2024, 12:15 pm
  2. Exact change only?

    Posted by Chris | April 1, 2024, 1:12 pm
  3. Gullible dumb@ss who can’t read

    Posted by Chris Kringle | April 1, 2024, 8:34 pm
  4. Actually this is just as logical as:

    detours (political term traffic circles) wherein you go more distance but you don’t actually make progress on your trip. All together now with Billy Preston “will it go round in circles.”

    diverging diamond interchange on bridges. Stalls progress of emergency vehicles. Yes, there may be less crashes but only because pedestrians using the center walkway are traveling faster. And jammed up traffic is the rule rather than the exception as cars totally block the intersection(s) when they know full well what they are doing. But hey! They got off the bridge and has anyone actually ever witnessed someone getting a ticket for doing this?

    Instead of following “fads” why not just be sensible and get busy with old fashioned road work? Change just to be changing (well, they did it out there in whatever state) has always been proven to be a waste.

    Posted by Donn Leppard | April 2, 2024, 9:23 am
  5. I love how all you conservative old fogeys just get on here to complain about the left like your not the reason everything is so jacked up in the first place.
    You don’t even bother to read the entire article before you have to scroll down to voice your Msg at comments and realize that this was an April fools joke!

    Posted by Joe Brandon | April 2, 2024, 4:01 pm
    • Ever heard of “irony” or “tongue in cheek?” Your comment would indicate you have not. Some of us just having fun replying to April Fools article. Your usage of “conservative old fogeys” shows you did not bother to think beyond your obvious biased opinion and cause you to assume.

      Posted by Donn Leppard | April 2, 2024, 8:46 pm

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