By DAVID BORAKS
A partnership led by Cintra Infraestructures, a Spain-based transportation construction firm that specializes in toll lanes, is the apparent winning bidder on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s I-77 widening project north of Charlotte.
Cintra estimates it will cost $665 million to add lanes, including so-called high-occupancy toll lanes, or HOT lanes, to 26 miles of the traffic-clogged road from the Brookshire Freeway/I-277 north to Exit 36 in Mooresville. That’s higher than the $500 million to $550 million that officials previously estimated. Read the full story