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Summary The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDoT) is undertaking the expansion of tolled highway in North Carolina, the US.
The project involves the construction of a 41.8km highway comprising two high-occupancy toll lanes. It includes the construction of road lanes, toll gates and other related infrastructure and the installation of display boards and traffic signals.
NCDoT plans to contribute US$88 million for the project development.
In April 2014, a joint venture (JV) led by Cintra Infraestructuras SA (Cintra) and comprising of Ferrovial Agroman Southeast (FAS), WC English (WCE) and Louis Berger Group (LBG) was selected as the preferred bidder to execute the project on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) on design, build and finance (DBF) basis for a 50 years concession period.
In August 2014, I-77 Mobility Partners, a consortium of Cintra Infraestructuras SA, Sugar Creek Construction is a joint venture between FA Southeast and English Construction, Ferrovial Agroman, WC English, Louis Berger Group was appointed as the contractor for the project.
In October 2014, local residents filled petitions against the project.
In May 2015, project secured financial closure.
On June 16, 2015, Mecklenburg County’s board of commissioners have voted on a resolution asking state leaders to cancel the prohect and come up with an alternative without tolls.
On June 29, 2015, North Carolina government signed contracts and sold $100 million of municipal bonds to be used for the survey of the project.
On November 16, 2015, initial construction work which includes clearing the land and grading of the area commenced on the project.
On January 9, 2017, I-77 Mobility Partners, LLC has awarded Kapsch TrafficCom a contract to be the toll system provider and system integrator for the project. The scope of work includes the end-to-end design, installation, and ongoing maintenance of the project’s field-level systems.
Kapsch will design and deploy all tolling and traffic management hardware and field systems, including the Toll Collection System (TCS), Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), and Network Communication System (NCS).
The tolling equipment will also include the new Vehicle Detection and Classification (nVDC) sensor, which uses stereoscopic video to track and classify vehicles through the entire toll zone, and correlates with tag reads, without the need for in-pavement sensors (which require lane closures to install and maintain).
Mercator Advisors Group has been appointed as Independent Consultant to conduct a formal, in-depth review of all aspects of the contract and project.
On August 10, 2017, Mercator released a draft report to receive public feedback.
On September 19, 2017, Mercator released a final report of its review, which includes public comments and concerns regarding the contract. The report is presented as an addendum to the draft report and provides a list of options for NCDOT and an assessment of each of those options.
Construction works are underway with completion scheduled by November 2018. However, facing delay due to the opposition from local residents.
Scope The Interstate 77 (I-77) highway expansion project involves the construction of 41.8km tolled highway from Brookshire Freeway/I-277 north in Charlotte to Exit 36 in Mooresville, North Carolina, the US.
The US$650 million project includes the following: 1. Construction of road lanes 2. Construction of toll gates 3. Installation of display boards 4. Installation of traffic signals 5. Construction of other related infrastructure
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