Opponents of planned Interstate 77 toll lanes from Charlotte to Mooresville will gather at the I-77 Exit 28 bridge in Cornelius from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday to protest the $655 million project.
Members of Widen I-77, a Lake Norman-area citizens group fighting the project, are encouraging anyone concerned about the planned lanes to attend the protest.
The project will add two toll lanes northbound and southbound on I-77 from the Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte to Exit 28 in Cornelius. It will add one toll lane in each direction from Exit 28 to Mooresville Exit 36.
Spain-based Cintra US will pay most of the costs and, for 50 years, will maintain and operate the lanes while collecting most of the toll revenue.
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The plan is for construction to start this summer and finish by late 2018.