- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Some Mecklenburg County lawmakers have asked the Charlotte City Council to push to cancel toll lanes proposed for Interstate 77 north of the city.

The Charlotte Observer reported (https://bit.ly/1Rdrcrv) that nine area lawmakers asked Mayor Jennifer Roberts and the city council to oppose the project included in the area transportation plan.

Gov. Pat McCrory last year refused to cancel the project, but did ask the regional transportation agency to vote on the proposal again. That vote is scheduled Jan. 20.

Charlotte City Council is scheduled to vote Monday whether to direct reverse the city’s support of the toll lanes. The city council’s transportation committee voted 3-2 this week to continue the support the project, which has already started construction.

Council members are expecting a close vote Monday.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com


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