WidenI77 Retains Legal Counsel
, a citizens group opposed to private toll lanes along Interstate 77 through the Lake Norman region, retained legal counsel yesterday for the purposes of seeking a possible injunction against the project. The first phase of the study will assess potential legal strategies and determine which are the most viable. Due to the publicity surrounding this project, at this phase the law firm has requested anonymity.
“We have been able to take this crucial first step because scores of our neighbors cared enough about this issue and donated generously,” said Kurt Naas, a spokesman for . “We thank them for their support.”
Earlier this month received a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS as a tax-exempt charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible and can be made online at wideni77.org.
members will be on hand to answer questions at tomorrow’s meeting of the Lake Norman Conservatives, Thursday October 30 at the Galway Hooker Restaurant & Pub, 17044 Kenton Dr, Cornelius. A presentation starts at 7pm.
Wideni77.Org (www.wideni77.org) is a citizen’s group dedicated to widening I-77 with general purpose lanes and educating the public about the problems and inequity of the HOT lane approach. The group believes toll lanes are an expensive, non-solution that will negatively impact our local economy, increase congestion on the general purpose lanes, an unfairly burden drivers. To learn more about the toll lane proposal and other information pertaining to HOT lane projects in North Carolina, please visit www.wideni77.org or contact us at [email protected]