PRESS RELEASE: Senator Jeff Tarte Statement On I-77 Announcement


August 14, 2018

NC Senator Jeff Tarte Issues Statement In Advance of I-77 Toll Road Announcement

Cornelius, N.C. – N.C. Senator Jeff Tarte today issued the following statement regarding the announcement tomorrow from Governor Roy Cooper regarding the I-77 Toll Lane project.

“Tomorrow Governor Roy Cooper and NC DOT Secretary Jim Trogden will be announcing their recommendation on a solution to I-77. While I look forward to hearing their solution, anything less than a complete removal of CINTRA from the project and conversion of at least one toll lane to a general purpose lane will, in my mind, be a failure on the part of the Governor for the people of North Mecklenburg. I will continue to advocate for passage in the House of legislation that has previously passed the Senate that funds full and complete cancellation of this entire travesty. It is time for our long transportation nightmare to end in North Mecklenburg. I look forward to working with Governor Cooper and NCDOT to accomplish exactly that.”