Official: No need to delay I-77 toll lane project

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Transportation Secretary Tony Tata said he doesn't think there needs to be a delay in a contract to build toll lanes on Interstate 77.
 
This comes after Channel 9 exposed transportation documents that found some drivers could pay $21a day, round-trip, in tolls.

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Tata said the Department of Transportation can brief legislators on the costs but said there's no need to delay signing the contract.
 
Tata sent an email to Sen. Jeff Tarte about the issue.
 
In it, he said there's no foundation for delaying the contract.
 
He goes on to say his department is covering all of the concerns expressed about the project.