Huntersville Commissioners Want More Information on I-77 Toll Lane

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 HUNTERSVILLE, NC — The Town of Huntersville wants more information on the I-77 toll lanes project.  

The town board approved a resolution Monday night, asking the state for more information on an added clause in the contract.  It says the state can’t add free general purpose lanes between Exit 28 in Cornelius and Exit 36 in Mooresville without paying the developer.  Commissioners are not thrilled about the project.

“Anyone that you ask, if you say, ‘I can give you a general purpose lane or a toll lane,’ what would you rather have?  I can’t imagine anyone would want to say ‘I want a toll lane,'”  said Huntersville Commissioner Jeff Neely.

The Town of Cornelius approved a similar resolution earlier this month asking for a delay in toll lanes on I-77 from Charlotte to Lake Norman.  They worry the $655 million deal could cost taxpayers more money in the long run.