The I-77 express lanes will connect the metropolitan area in the northern part of Charlotte with the residential area of Lake Norman, over a distance of 26 miles (41.8 kilometres).
The new road runs between the junctions with the I-277 in Charlotte and the NC-150 in Iredell County.
The new lanes will be built taking advantage of the toll road median strip and a high occupancy lane which is currently operating in the southern part of the project. This will maintain the number of lanes currently on the road.
The express lanes operate based on a variable toll system which facilitates demand management. A minimum speed of 45 miles per hour (approximately 72 km/H) is ensured.
The express lanes have 9 access points from the main roads. This facilitates the choice for users, depending on the characteristics of their route.
|Concessionaire||I-77 Mobility Partners LLC|
50.1% Cintra Infraestructuras S.A
29.9% Other investor
10% Jonh Laing
|Date open to traffic||Under construction|
|Star of concession||2014|
|End of concession||2068|
|Concession term||54 years of operation|
|Purpose of concession||Construction, conservation and operation|
|Investment amount||541.3 M €|
|Number of jobs generated||8,000-10,000 direct and indirect jobs|
|Toll road length||25 miles|
|Number of lanes||1 or 2 lanes in each direction|