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I-77 Corridor Study


Beyond 77 project

I-77 Corridor Study


The project team continues to work on Phase I (data collection). The online survey for Phase 1 closes on February 29. Visit Beyond77.com, for more information.

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) kicked off Beyond 77 - a project focused on improving the user experience on and around the I-77 corridor. We are looking at travel patterns, transportation needs and desires of local residents. Your involvement will directly impact the future of travel along the I-77 corridor.


Beyond 77 - Committee Meetings:

November 5, 2019

September 13, 2019 - Kick-off meeting

Project History:

  • The study website, Beyond77.com, and survey when live on January 16, 2020; officially launching the public engagement campaign for Beyond 77 – move us forward.

  • Three stakeholders meetings were held on December 17, December 18 and January 28 at the Charles Mack Center in Mooresville, CPCC Harper Campus in Charlotte and Center City Partners in Charlotte, respectively.

  • The marketing plan was reviewed and approved by CRTPO staff on December 2, 2019.

  • Data collection and the Phase 1 kickoff meeting was conducted on November 5, 2019 at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.

  • Project plans, phases and tasks were reviewed and approved by CRTPO staff and the technical committee following the kickoff meeting.

  • The I-77 Corridor Study official kickoff meeting was conducted on September 13, 2019 at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.

  • Atkins Engineering Inc. was selected as the prime consultant; the four subconsultants are CDM Smith, DRMP, BowStern and the Conti Group.

  • On October 22, 2018, Charlotte City Council approved the execution of a municipal agreement with NCDOT to accept funding and negotiate the consultant contract. 
  • Technical scoping meetings were held with the Technical Coordinating Committee members from varies municipalities along 77. A draft technical scope and study area was outlined during these meetings and used to develop the advertisement of the RFQ for the study, which closed on August 7th.
  • In Winter of 2017, interest meetings with elected officials from jurisdictions along the corridor and stakeholder agency leadership were held. The attendees provided meaningful feedback and expressed their thoughts on the significance of the study.
  • The draft project limits are from Statesville, NC at exit 54 (US-21) to Rock Hill, SC at exit 77 (US-21) which is approximately 68 miles.
  • The study will be funded using $2 million of NCDOT State Planning and Research Funds and is anticipated to be completed within 2 years.
  • A major focus of the study area will be the parallel network and the east west connections along the corridor as well as other modes of transportation.
  • The I-77 Corridor Study will comprehensively capitalize on past efforts and generate a vision for the overall system as well as identify strategies for achieving the vision through an ongoing collaborative community engagement process.

Agustin Rodriguez, PE
CRTPO Project Manager