// archives


This tag is associated with 16 posts

Huntersville follows Cornelius lead; calls for answers on Cintra contract

May 11. Taking a cue from their neighbors to the north, the Huntersville Town Board unanimously passed a resolution at a special meeting May 11 calling on the state DOT to explain last-minute changes made to the 50-year toll contract with Cintra. A similar measure calling for a 90-day ‘timeout’ was passed May 4 in Cornelius. Both […]


Cornelius town board calls for a timeout on I77 toll lanes.

Resolution seeking 90 day moratorium heading for the Governor By Dave Vieser. With a large turnout of residents looking on, the Cornelius Town Board unanimously passed a resolution at their May 4 meeting calling on the state to impose a 90-day moratorium regarding the I-77 toll lane project. The unprecedented action comes just days before the […]

About 75 toll protesters gather at Exit 28 bridge

LIVE COVERAGE 5:45 PM May 1. By Michael Mezquida. Scores of protesters are gathered on the Catawba Bridge over I-77 to show their disdain for the proposed toll lanes that a Spanish company will be in charge of running. “People are moving here, so we have to plan ahead for that. Not react after they get […]

Internal memo reveals ‘nobody has a clear understanding’ of part of the I-77 contract

May 1. Internal communications at Cornelius Town Hall say “it appears nobody has a clear understanding” of a key component in the 50-year contract with a Spanish company. Local leaders on a state level are expressing concerns about the $655 million plan but it is unclear if they will affect the “financial close” with Cintra in […]


Widen I-77 statement on protest Friday at Exit 28; police plan hands-off approach

April 28. The region-wide debate over tolling I-77 continues to heat up. A loose confederation of toll opponents plans to stage a protest complete with signs starting at4:30 pm Friday. Widen I-77 issued this statement: “Widen I77.org supports the efforts of all citizens and groups fighting the plan to build toll lanes in the Lake Norman […]

Protests planned for Exit 28 bridge. Gilroy expects ‘public outcry and revolt’

April 27. It looks like a group of anti-toll activists will converge near the Exit 28 bridgeFriday evening to protest plans for tolls as a way to widen I-77 between Lake Norman and Charlotte. It is apparently being organized by people not directly associated with Widen I-77, but leaders of the well-known anti-toll group will participate. […]