• NCDOT: Noise walls no longer considered in I-277 project

    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.

    Read our past coverage:

    Nov. 11:  Charlotte city leaders to study noise barriers along I-77

    Dec. 17:  Noise walls proposed along I-77 near uptown Charlotte

    Feb. 5:  Charlotte neighbors to decide on noise barrier on I-277

    Feb. 25: Charlotte council votes to move forward with I-77 noise walls

    March 10: Concerned citizens send letter to NCDOT over controversial uptown noise walls

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