Posted on 20 January 2015.
Kurt Naas, left, of Widen I-77 answers reporters questions Tuesday with lawyer Matt Arnold. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
CHARLOTTE – Calling the NC DOT’s I-77 widening plan unconstitutional, the nonprofit anti-toll group Widen I-77 filed suit Tuesday at Mecklenburg Superior Court seeking to halt the $655 million project. Meanwhile, the DOT acknowledged Tuesday that it expects its private partner on the project won’t make a Jan. 22 deadline to obtain financing, but the deadline will be extended to give the company more time.
The Cornelius-based group’s leaders announced the suit at a press conference Tuesday morning at the offices of their lawyers, Arnold & Smith, surrounded by TV cameras and reporters. Read the full story
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