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Cornelius meeting focuses on I-77

Drivers concerned about I-77 and the toll contract met in Cornelius last night.  WSIC News Partner Fox 46 says there wasn’t an empty seat in the room.  Leaders questioned a contract review which said expansion of the road would cost $500 million.  There has been discussions of total contract repeal or alterations.

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Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis.  Image: Town of Cornelius

Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis will not seek re-election

Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis has announced that he will not seek re-election. In a statement issued today, the Mayor reviewed accomplishments from his time in office and said he would weigh options to serve at the local and state levels in the future. Travis faced calls for his resignation last summer following a Cornelius Today […]

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Construction to close Griffith Street Bridge in Davidson overnight Thursday

FROM PRESS RELEASE Construction of the first half of the new bridge at Exit 30 Griffith Street in Davidson reaches a milestone next week with the placement of beams. This work will occur overnight Thursday, June 15, and Friday, June 16, from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. weather permitting. As the beams are raised and […]

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I-77 toll contractor fined $1.3 million

The contractor building I-77 tolls in Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties is being fined $1.3 million dollars. WSIC news partner Fox 46 reports that I-77 Mobility Partners is accused of not removing I-77 lane closures and I-277 ramp closures at the proper time Tuesday morning. Sugar Creek Construction says this was caused by an equipment issue. […]

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Lake Norman Chamber meets with firm reviewing toll contract

Representatives with the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recently sat down with the advisory firm selected to review the NCDOT toll contract. Chamber President Bill Russell wrote in a letter to members that Mercator Advisors will be reviewing all possible alternatives to the contract. This includes everything from outright cancelation to possible discount strategies for […]

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