NCDOT Fines I-77 Express Contractor for Post-Accident, Daytime Lane Closures

WFAE reports, “NCDOT has fined the lead contractor on the I-77 toll lanes project $412,500 for daytime lane closures.” Workers caused a “day-long traffic jam” by closing two of three lanes near Exit 31 on May 12 after a construction vehicle struck an overhead sign. The report adds, “The DOT notified I-77 Mobility Partners of the penalty in a letter Thursday [June 15],” and a spokesperson for the company declined to comment.