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Traffic on I-77 near Exit 30 at Davidson.

Toll lane advisors will look at I-77 options, including ‘complete and delete’

By Dave Vieser and Dave Yochum. Just when it seemed as if the state has hemmed and hawed as much as it can on the I-77 toll lane debacle, the NCDOT is putting together a new advisory group “to learn the advantages, disadvantages, costs and timelines” of the options presented this fall by Mercator Advisors, […]

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Townhomes, independent living units, commercial proposed for ​old Alexander Farm

  Oct. 11. By Dave Vieser​. One of the last large vacant parcels of land in Cornelius, the 54​-​acre Alexander Farm ​at the corner​ of West Catawba and Westmoreland, would be filled with townhomes, ​”​independent living​”​ units and non-residential buildings under a subdivision proposal submitted this month. This ​is the first time a formal application […]

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Mayor Travis issues statement on meeting with Sen. Berger

June 11. In a prepared statement, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis defended his visit to Sen. Philip Berger, along with Davidson Mayor John Woods, in support of the controversial Public Private Partnership that is building toll lanes on I-77 between Charlotte and Lake Norman. Here are his comments: “On Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, at 5:15pm, I attended […]

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Commissioner Puckett terms Mayor Travis’ actions ‘traitorous’

June 11. ANALYSIS. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis chose June 8, “Town Hall Day” in the NC State Capitol, to express his personal views on widening I-77 to NC Sen. Philip Berger, the man who has so much to do with the ebb and flow of legislation in Raleigh. It was a peculiar day for Travis […]

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2 N. Meck mayors split from business community on I-77

June 9. By Dave Yochum. In defiance of the Cornelius Town Board, Mayor Chuck Travis has met with NC Sen. Philip Berger in Raleigh to argue in favor of the Public Private Partnership that is building toll lanes between Lake Norman and Charlotte. Travis, who lobbied against HB-954—the anti-toll legislation that passed overwhelmingly in the NC House June 2—met with […]

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Citizen Kurt: WidenI-77 organizer wows top politicians

March 10. By Dave Yochum. Speaking to a packed house—150 citizens and elected officials at Cornelius Town Hall—anti-toll leader Kurt Naas started by thanking people for attending a dry information session on Cintra finances, the bankruptcy in Texas and the pricing plan for tolls between Charlotte and Lake Norman. The one-hour presentation by the founder […]

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ULI study calling for new I-77 exit could open parcels for developers

By Dave Yochum. An Urban Land Institute study is calling for a new type of interchange around Westmoreland Road on I-77 near the Augustalee and Cooke properties. Mike Griffin, a member of the Lake Norman Economic Development board, will discuss the Exit 27 proposal at the Newsmakers Breakfast Wednesday, Nov. 18 at The Peninsula Club. To RSVP, call 704-895-1335. “The panel […]

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I-77 Mobility Partners say work would occur at night

By Dave Vieser. If the I-77 toll lane project actually gets under way, an article in the Charlotte Observer in August 2014 said it would begin this past spring or summer, motorists and truckers will be dealing with three years of work on Lake Norman’s main north-south expressway. The only redeeming factor is that work which […]

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Cintra hints of possible legal action against critic of toll plan

By Dave Yochum. The fight against the plan to widen I-77 with the help of a company whose roots are in Spain continues to escalate, with a lawsuit, another bill in Raleigh and even the threat of legal action against someone who has spoken out against I-77 Mobility partners, the new entity that will build the […]

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Buses will take business leaders to Raleigh to fight tolls June 30

June 17. By Dave Yochum. NC Sen. Jeff Tarte says he will meet with Lake Norman business owners June 30 in Raleigh as part of the ongoing battle to fight NCDOT plans to improve I-77 between Charlotte and Mooresville with toll lanes. He has reserved the press room in the State Capitol at noon on […]