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City needs rezoning for planned light rail Park-and-Ride station (access required)

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With the ground already broken and funding approved for the 9.3-mile, $1.16 billion Lynx Blue Line Extension, the wheels are in motion for the light rail trains to go as far north as UNCC by 2017. But that’s only if the city doesn’t get in its own way in the process. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department on July 22 filed a petition, asking to change the zoning on more than 11 acres in University City to accommodate the development and construction of a park-and-ride station.

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$367.7M bypass design-build contract signed

The controversial Monroe connector-bypass project is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Monday, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti and North Carolina Turnpike Authority Executive Director David Joyner signed the $367.7 million design-build contract for the ...

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toll road ruling (access required)

The Southern Environmental Law Center is challenging a ruling that paves the way for the more than $700 million Monroe Bypass project to move forward. On Monday, the SELC filed an appeal in federal court after U.S. District Court Judge James Dever III ...

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I-485 planning meetings get under way (access required)

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department is meeting with representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Gandy Development to plan for the future — and last — leg of the Interstate 485 loop around Charlotte. The groups will meet at ...

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Light rail getting closer? (access required)

With Interstate 77 becoming more overwhelmed, the Lynx Red Line should be built. That’s according to Jennifer Roberts, chairwoman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. “The north commuter Red Line will go through three northern Mecklenburg towns into Iredell ...

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