Project Overview & Purpose
The I-77 Express Lanes project will help provide more reliable travel times on 26 miles of I-77 from the Brookshire Freeway (Exit 11) in Mecklenburg County to N.C. 150 (Exit 36) in Iredell County.
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization requested that the N.C. Department of Transportation develop express lanes on I-77, as well as on I-485 and U.S. 74. NCDOT determined it would approach the I-77 project as a public-private partnership to leverage private funding to build and open the project sooner than with state funding.
I-77 Mobility Partners Contract Review
As a result of concerns voiced by some residents and local leaders about the contract with I-77 Mobility Partners, the N.C. Department of Transportation utilized the services of an independent consultant, Mercator Advisors LLC, to conduct a formal, in-depth review of all aspects of the contract and project. Learn more about the I-77 Mobility Partners contract review.