- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory wants Charlotte area transportation leaders to vote again on toll lanes proposed for Interstate 77.

Local media outlets reported that the governor on Monday sent a letter to the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization asking them to vote to confirm their support for the toll lanes or to reject the idea.

But the governor warned that voting against the project would have significant ramifications and require officials to start work on a new regional transportation plan.

The regional transportation group has endorsed the toll lanes on a number of occasions. But there is opposition to the toll lanes, especially from smaller communities north of Charlotte.

Construction started last month. Canceling the project would cost the state up to $100 million.



The planning group meets Jan. 20.

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