- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CORNELIUS, N.C. (AP) - Opponents of toll lanes proposed for Interstate 77 north of Charlotte want to weaken the city’s role on a regional transportation board.

Multiple media outlets reported that opponents of the toll lanes met Monday in Cornelius to discuss ways to stop the project, which is under way.

State Rep. Charles Jeter of Huntersville said he’ll offer legislation to reduce the voting weight the city of Charlotte has on the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning organization.

Jeter said weakening Charlotte’s voting power could make it easier to stop the project.

A number of local governments have reversed their previous endorsement of the toll lane project, in part because of a provision in the contract that would limit the state’s ability to add free lanes to the road for the 50 years.


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