Monday, November 16, 2015

PSA: Local Business Groups Plan Future I77 Update

Put this one on your calendar for a few weeks from now.

With lots of action over the past few days on the I77 issue including the surprise start of construction Monday night, Lake Norman area business groups will planning an update on the project.

Following the example set by LKN Chamber President Mike Russell at last week's press conference, they are not about to "lay down".

By the time this event rolls around, there will likely be lots of interesting updates. The so-called I-77 summit with the governor or his minions at the NCDOT will have already occurred. There also could have been an injunction filed by state legislators.

Here are the event details:

What:  Business Update on the I77 Toll Road Project

Who:   Lake Norman Business leaders and owners

When:  Dec. 2nd at 2 PM (allow 1.5 hours)

Where:  Days Inn in Cornelius (Exit 28 across from the Acropolis Restaurant - 

  • Impact of the toll road plan on business access and congestion (John Hettwer - Former  LN CoC Chairman)
  • Changing political environment (Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett)
  • Law suit to stop the project (WidenI77 Spokesman Kurt Naas)
  • How the business community can help find a better I77 solution for our businesses, community, and future

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