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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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Gateway Station gets $25M boost (access required)

Charlotte light rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation will provide $25 million for track and safety improvements at uptown’s proposed multi-modal Gateway Station. The funds will be used to remove existing track infrastructure, construct a passenger-freight bridge, and install tracks and signals. The ...

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