CHARLOTTE -In a continuing effort to ensure fairness and accuracy, the N.C. Department of Transportation is extending the time frame for certain stakeholders to vote in support of or against proposed noise walls on I-277 near the Fourth Ward neighborhood in uptown Charlotte.
At NCDOT's request, an outside contractor, Atkins, has been conducting a detailed independent review of the recent balloting to validate the votes and to ensure all qualified ballots are counted. The review has identified ballot records for some properties which warrant additional follow-up. As a result, NCDOT is reaching out to those properties to ensure all eligible property owners and tenants have the opportunity to vote on this issue.
Atkins is distributing the ballots and requesting they be postmarked on or before April 25.
The proposed walls are part of the project to add High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes along I-77 from the Brookshire Freeway to N.C. 150 in Iredell County. The walls will help reduce future traffic noise levels along I-277 when the project is completed.