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Bumps ahead: Process to use HOV lanes requires planning or transponder

Oct. 15. By Dave Vieser. Even in a pandemic, the toll lanes which continue to haunt Lake Norman area politicians, also haunt local motorists. For example, motorists with three passengers or more traveling from Cornelius to Charlotte and seeking to use the toll lanes for free must navigate a rather difficult process while being clairvoyant. […]

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I-77 bill faces tougher test in Senate

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 […]

Will the next meeting be open to the public?

Jan. 30. By Dave Vieser. While there’s still no word on where or when the next meeting of the I-77 Advisory Group will be held, local leaders are saying it needs to be open to the public. The advisory committee, which represents what may well be the last chance to fix the toll lane project, met […]

Cornelius Town Board members attend Davidson Town Board

Dec. 14. In a mutual show of respect and solidarity, all five members of the new Cornelius Town Board as well as Mayor Woody Washam attended the Davidson Town Board meeting Tuesday. It was the good kind of payback: Monday a week ago, all five members of the new Davidson Board of Commissioners attended the […]

Diverging Diamond lane closings update!

From Sunday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept. 15, the left eastbound lane coming across the Catawba Avenue bridge is scheduled to close at 9 p.m. each night and to reopen at 6 a.m. the following morning. Because the ramp will remain open, one way for eastbound motorists to reach northbound I-77 will be to use South Hill Street, Vivian Lane and South Ferry […]

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Tarte, business leaders, local officials call 11 am press conference

June 15. Just 17 hours after Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis muscled through a 5-0 no-confidence vote at Cornelius Town Hall, a former mayor of Cornelius will lead a press conference at 11 am today in Raleigh with another NC senator. Sen. David L. Curtis (R-Lincoln) and Sen. Jeff Tarte (R-Mecklenburg) will hold a press conference  regarding […]

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Toll cancellation bill debate in Capitol today

June 2. By Dave Vieser. House Bill 954, which calls for the cancellation of the I-77 toll lane project, passed the State House Transportation and Appropriations Committees by a verbal vote on Wednesday, and will now move on to the full House for debate this morning. However, the bill was advanced “without prejudice,” as opposed […]

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Cornelius commissioners vote 5-0 to cancel toll lanes with HB-954

May 17. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board voted 5-0 to support HB-954, the bill sponsored by NC Reps. Charlie Jeter and John Bradford that would cancel the 50-year contract with Cintra to widen I-77 with toll lanes. Similar support has been expressed by other towns in the Lake Norman area, including Huntersville, and anti-toll […]

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Demonstration set for Friday

April 25. The anti-toll group Cornelius resident Kurt Naas founded, Widen I-77, is looking for more financial support to appeal a court decision this past winter that went in favor of the NCDOT/Cintra toll deal. Meanwhile, the citizen group group is planning another demonstration on the Exit 28 bridge Friday at 5:30 pm. Legal counsel […]

I-77: Lane shift ahead

Attentive motorists may have already seen the covered “lanes shift ahead” signs which I 77 Mobility Partner’s installed last week on the interstate north of Exit 28. It means that those dreaded shifts in the interstate lanes to give construction crews more room to work will commence between Cornelius and Davidson, going across the Lake […]

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