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I-77 toll-lane battle heats up (access required)

Regional transportation officials are expected to vote Jan. 20 on whether to continue pursuing a toll-lane project on Interstate 77, which has generating substantial opposition. Preliminary work has begun along the 26-mile span, including the placement of barriers along the interior portion of the road, where the new lanes will be built. Photo by Mark Abramson

While the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization could waylay plans for the construction of toll roads on a 26-mile stretch of Interstate 77, such a move would have immense implications for other road projects in the region. That’s according to ...

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Chamber outlines goals for 2016 (access required)

Former University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles accepted the 2015 Citizen of the Carolinas Award at the Charlotte Chamber’s Annual Meeting. Photo courtesy Chuck Eaton Photographers

Incoming Charlotte Chamber Chairman Ned Curran told some 1,700 members of Charlotte’s business community Tuesday night that job creation, passing bond packages and coordinating an economic-development strategy will be the chamber’s priorities in the coming year. Curran, who also is ...

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