Local News
5:17 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

N.C. Dept. Of Transportation Drops Plan For I-277 Noise Walls

The noise walls would've blocked views of the uptown Charlotte skyline.
Credit City of Charlotte

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has dropped plans to build noise walls along the Brookshire Freeway side of I-277 in uptown Charlotte.

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5:11 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Close Vote On I-277 Noise Wall Gets Independent Review

A rendering of the proposed noise wall on I-277, looking southwest.
Credit City of Charlotte

A close vote that narrowly gave the state Department of Transportation approval to put up a noise wall along I-277 is now under review. 

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5:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

I-277 Noise Walls: One Voted Down, Other Moving Forward

A rendering showing the proposed section of noise wall on I-277.
Credit City of Charlotte

The votes are in on the controversial noise walls proposed for part of I-277. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it’s moving forward with one section; the other section has been voted down. The next move comes tonight from Charlotte City Council, who along with other groups has said it’s concerned the wall would block views of uptown.

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5:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Uptown Loop Study Identifies Safety Risks

Landscapers planted flowers in the media of I-277 to welcome DNC attendees entering the city center.Researchers will issue recommendations to City Council for improving the Uptown interstate loop system.
Julie Rose

A year-long study of the Uptown loop has been completed and will be presented to City Council Monday night. It's the first step to get funding for improvements to target safety.

Cheryl Myers is the senior vice president for planning and development for Charlotte Center City Partners. In 2011, her group unveiled a set of recommendations to City Council including doing a study of the city's interstate highway system. The city-commissioned Uptown Loop Study is the first comprehensive study of the loop since it was completed in 1981. 

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Local News
9:53 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Why Did The Deer Cross The Road?

The deer can be seen to the right of the lane barrier. CMPD vehicles are blocking traffic beyond the deer.
Gail Gillies

A portion of I-277 was closed Thursday morning by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police when a deer was stranded in the middle of the roadway.