Lake Norman & Mooresville

Group plans protest against I-77 toll lanes

The group Widen I-77 will lead a protest on Friday against the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan to build toll lanes in the Lake Norman area.

The group wants people to gather at Exit 28 in Cornelius from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to protest the project.

Widen I-77 sued in January to try to stop the toll lanes, but a judge’s initial ruling in the case allowed the project to move forward. Widen I-77 said it intends to continue with the lawsuit. Lukas Johnson