• Merge lane in I-77 toll construction zone extended after drivers say it's unsafe

    By: Briana Harper


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Crews fixed problems in the Interstate 77 toll construction zone hours after drivers told Channel 9 a new merging lane put them in danger.

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    Drivers who merge from Interstate 85 north onto I-77 north said the new merge lane was a risky maneuver because it was too short.

    Cintra, the company that manages the toll project, said a general contractor planned to fix the merge lane overnight Wednesday. Channel 9 checked Thursday morning and the lane had been extended.

    >> Watch the video above as concerned drivers describe the problem to Channel 9’s Briana Harper.

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