Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Workshop Set for Wednesday

The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Town of Huntersville will host a public meeting and workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. about a proposal to widen I-77 north of Charlotte by adding High Occupancy TollLanes, or HOT lanes.

NCDOT representatives, including Chief Operating Officer Jim Trogdon, will be available to answer questions from the public about the proposal. Questions regarding the type of project, the financing plan and the construction process, etc. are welcome.

The public meeting will be held in the Huntersville Town Hall Board Room, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road. Attendees will be able to park at the Town Hall, or in the Town Center parking garage.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fix I-77 Now!

The need seems clear; the importance of a safe, smoothly running I-77 to the region’s economy is beyond dispute. The question is the best way to do it. Between I-277 in Uptown Charlotte and Mooresville, we think HOT lanes may be the answer, but there is still a lot of work to do before the final decision is made and the lanes are constructed.

We want you to be well-informed about the importance of the I-77 HOT lane project in the Charlotte are. This blog is one of the ways NCDOT intends to keep you up to date on its progress.

In the coming days, you’ll find news updates, a project timeline and other useful information posted here.  This is also where you can find information on the project decision process and access related documents and maps.

Like the project itself, this site is a work in progress.  We intend to provide as much information as possible, from these early stages through the opening of the new lanes.

Most importantly, though, this site will be the place where you can ask questions and express your concerns about any aspect of the I-77 HOT lane improvements.  We want Fix77Now to be a two-way forum, so please feel free to leave posts in the comment sections.

Check back often, and let us know how we are doing and what you’d like to see on these pages!

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