How Will NC Gov.-elect Cooper Handle I-77 Express Lanes Project?

WSOC reports that although the I-77 Express project has Governor-elect Roy Cooper’s attention, NCDOT secretary Nick Tennyson says, “There’s been no discussion of that project.” The station adds, “Even so, there’s no guarantee Tennyson would stay in his current position once Cooper takes office or what the governor-elect’s final plan will be. While the future of the project is shrouded in uncertainty, toll construction continues to move forward.” In case Cooper is listening, one local motorist tells WSOC, “He needs to put [the project] at the top of his list of things to do. Otherwise he’s going to be a one term governor.”