On May 22nd, the Mecklenburg Union Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a meeting to approve an amendment to formally include the I-77 HOT lanes project in the NC DOT 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan and FY 12-18 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments. This will be the last opportunity for our regional politicians to stop or modify this plan. It is expected that the amendments will be approved in spite of unprecedented citizen opposition to this approach of adding pavement to the I-77 corridor between Charlotte and Mooresville. Though it is likely that the amendment will be approved, there is opposition within the local governments to the HOT lane and tolling concepts planned for Lake Norman and the region. It will be extremely helpful to have a strong turnout of citizens who oppose the HOT lane solution. A strong turnout will send a message to Governor McCory, Speaker Thom Tillis, and Rep. Bill Brawley that the will of the people is not what the MUMPO is approving. It will help us carry the battle to stop this “non-solution” to Raleigh.
Please come and participate in this extremely important event for the citizens of Lake Norman. The meeting will probably last about two hours. The public comment period will be at the beginning and that is where we will have the most impact.
Wednesday - May 22 at 7pm 600 E. Fourth Street | 8th Floor | Charlotte, NC 28202-2853 | (704) 336-2205
Parking at the facility is west of the Government Center.
We will meet in the lobby on the main floor at 6:00 PM. After a short meeting we will process through security into the MUMPO meeting room which may be on the second floor.
If you would like to car pool to the meeting, please meet in the parking lot of the Northcross Shopping Center between Target and the Gas Station. We will depart there at 5:00 PM.
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