- Associated Press - Monday, August 11, 2014

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - In a story Aug. 10 about road funding, The Associated Press reported erroneously that $168 million set aside for improvements to the Interstate 40-Interstate 77 interchange were going to widen I-77 north of Charlotte. Only some of that money will do to the widening project. Some of the money will also go to other projects in the region.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Work on I-40/I-77 interchange won’t be as major

Shift in road funding formula means I-40/I-77 interchange work won’t be as substantial

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The upgrade of the interchange between Interstate 40 and Interstate 77 in Iredell County won’t be as substantial as planned.



The North Carolina Department of Transportation told The Statesville Record and Landmark (https://bit.ly/1pJI1uh) that $168 million set aside for part of the Iredell County project has now been moved to widen I-77 north of Charlotte and to other projects.

The change was made under a new road funding model passed by the Legislature.

DOT officials say $89 million of work will still be done on one of the state’s busiest intersections, removing tight loop ramps to get from one highway to the other. Construction started in 2012.

Sean Perkins of Zachary Construction says the smaller project should still significantly relieve traffic congestion and improve safety.

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