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10:20 am
Tue July 8, 2014

For NCDOT Official, A Thorough Grilling Over I-77 Tolls

Rodger Rochelle, the NCDOT’s technical services director, addressed the Cornelius Town Board Monday.
Credit David Boraks / Cornelius News

Rodger Rochelle is the NC Department of Transportation’s director of technical services, working deep in the trenches on contracts, technical specifications and research and development. After Monday night’s Town Board meeting at Cornelius Town Hall, he can add “punching bag” to his job description.

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Transportation
4:07 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Study Shows I-77 Toll Lane Trip Could Top Out At $11

A graphic from a 2012 study commissioned by NCDOT shows congestion during the morning hours between WT Harris Boulevard and Gilead Road.
Credit Stantec/NCDOT

A 2012 study indicates a trip between uptown Charlotte and Mooresville on an express toll lane could cost between $9 to $11 during rush hour.

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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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A Trifling Place
4:03 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

A Trifling Place, Episode 16: Where The Sidewalks At?

A slide from a presentation during an AARP summit, Making A More Livable Mecklenburg, showing examples of dangerous streets in Charlotte. In 2011, the city established a sidewalk retrofit policy with a goal of adding 375 miles of new sidewalks by 2035.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department

Welcome to A Trifling Place, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte. 


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Local News
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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Transportation
5:04 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

DMV May Eliminate Written Exam For Licensed Drivers

A counter at the DMV office in the University City area. The current average wait time at North Carolina DMV offices is between 20 and 50 minutes.
Credit Tasnim Shamma

The DMV is looking to make a few big changes this year to reduce wait times. For one, there's a proposal to eliminate the written test requirement for out-of-state residents to get a North Carolina driver's license. 


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Local News
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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Local News
4:13 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

D.O.T. Fined For Illegal Seizure Of Land In Concord

NC Department of Transportation

A federal judge has ruled the North Carolina Department of Transportation illegally seized and destroyed private property in Concord. The judge ordered the agency to pay more than $20,000 in fines. 


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Transportation
4:41 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

McCrory Calls For Better Design, Planning Of Roads

Governor Pat McCrory was a keynote speaker at that opening session for the Highway Safety Symposium in Concord. He says the Concord Mills Mall exit on I-85 is an example of a poorly designed exit.
Credit Tasnim Shamma

Governor Pat McCrory called for the state's department of transportation to implement better design and planning of roads and highways during the Highway Safety Symposium Monday in Concord. He says the Concord Mills Mall exit on I-85 is an example of a poorly designed interchange. It's also the busiest corridor in all of Cabarrus County.

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Safety
9:30 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Sidewalk Project Design Begins Year After Garinger H.S. Student's Death

Garinger High School senior Brittany Palmer was 18 when she died after being hit by an SUV while crossing the street in March 2012. Her death prompted city council to approve funding for sidewalks in front of the school.
Credit Tasnim Shamma

 Charlotte Transportation officials received public input Tuesday night on a dangerous intersection it’s in the process of redesigning. The intersection near Garinger High School has been the site of 42 crashes in three years, and the death of a teenager crossing the street.


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