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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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Ramp at I-40/I-77 cloverleaf closed for 10 days

FROM PRESS RELEASE CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close the ramp from I-40 West to I-77 South (Exit 152) in Statesville, starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16, weather permitting. The ramp closure is scheduled to last 10 days for crews to safely complete paving and drainage work. There will be […]

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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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1.25 million North Carolinians expected to travel for Independence Day

FROM PRESS RELEASE This Independence Day, a record-breaking 1,250,000 North Carolinians, and more than 630,000 South Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. AAA expects 2017 to be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday […]

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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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Highway Patrol: Alcohol involved in two Iredell chases

The Highway Patrol says alcohol was involved in two Iredell County vehicle chases this week. The first happened late Wednesday. 19-year-old Daniel Preiss is accused of not stopping on I-77 after a Trooper attempted a traffic stop for reckless driving. First Sergeant Owenby says the vehicle jumped the median at the top of the Brawley […]

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Sheriff’s Office: Firearms, methamphetamine, smoking device seized during stop

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: Thursday April 27, 2017 members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team stopped a Ford Fusion on Interstate 77 South bound near the 59 mile marker for a traffic violation. During the course of the traffic stop, deputies spoke with all three occupants of […]

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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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Metal debris found in the roadway within the toll construction area - Source: Bill Russell Facebook

I-77 safety summit held in Cornelius

Community leaders and members of the public met for an I-77 safety summit in Cornelius last night. The focus was the toll lane construction zone following an increase in accidents and a review by the state. On display last night were pieces of metal debris found in the roadway. The state previously ordered various improvements […]

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