"Widen I-77" Files Lawsuit Against NCDOT To Stop I-77 Toll Lane Project

NCDOT is looking to add toll lanes to portions of Interstate 77 between Interstate 277 in Charlotte to the Lake Norman area.

Among the claims in the lawsuit, Widen I-77 says the NC DOT is violating state law by converting an existing general purpose lane on a stretch of I-77 into a toll lane and not replacing it. Widen I-77 also argues the contract for the project allows the DOT to collect a percentage of toll revenues, which the group claims is against the state constitution. Click here to read the entire lawsuit.