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I-77 Opens new Managed Lanes in its Northern Section

Category: General / 07 June 2019

Ferrovial opened its I-77 highway northern section in Noth Carolina. This is Ferrovial's fourth managed lanes project in the US.

I-77 highway opened its northern section, from Hambright Road to Exit 36 in Mooresville, last June 1. Thanks to this opening, drivers can live their first experience on the express lanes, which are operated and maintained by I-77, as part of a public-private partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

"We are excited for drivers to start using this section of the express lanes, as we offer a new transportation choice along the I-77 corridor. The private investment in I-77 has been instrumental to deliver this project and other infrastructure improvements along the existing portion of I-77 sooner for the State of North Carolina and motorists."

Javier Tamargo, I-77 CEO

I-77 runs adjacent to the existing general purpose lanes. The number of free general purpose lanes remains the same. 

I-77 highway in North Carolina

Cintra will develop this project, while the design and construction will be undertaken by a joint venture comprising Ferrovial Agroman and US construction company W.C. English. The design includes widening 26 miles (41.3 km) of highway in both directions on the I-77 in the northern part of the Charlotte metropolitan area, between connections with the I-277 in Charlotte and the NC-150 in Iredell County. The project is divided into three sections, and the existing road will be rebuilt, increasing its capacity by creating managed lanes (with variable electronic tolls) to improve traffic flow.

Drivers can take a virtual ride now on I-77 by visiting www.i77express.com.

Congratulations to the I-77 team!

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