by: Alexa Ashwell Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina Department of Transportation said they are no longer considering noise walls on either side on Interstate 277, according to a news release.
Officials said they reviewed the ballots in support or against proposed noises walls on I-277 near the Fourth Ward in uptown Charlotte.
The I-277 project, southeast of North Pine Street, was part of a project to add managed lanes on Interstate 77 from the Brookshire Freeway (exit 11) to N.C. 150 (exit 36) in Iredell County.
NCDOT officials said they anticipate signing an agreement with the apparent bid winner for the project, Cintra Infraestructures, S.A. and work to start as early as December.
The project is expected to be completed in 2018.
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