Interstate 77 toll lane opponents protested the project in Raleigh on Tuesday.
Opponents are hoping to convince legislators to defund and cancel the $655 million project.
“In the past two weeks, four towns and two counties passed resolutions asking for Gov. McCrory to put the brakes on the I-77 tolls,” opponent Vallee Bubak said in a news release.
Officials with the state Department of Transportation said they’re still moving forward with the lanes.
“McCrory needs to respect the will of representatives for 1.5 million people and put an end to the outrageous posturing and misinformation by the NCDOT,” Bubak said.
The project will convert the existing carpool lanes on I-77 into toll lanes and add a new toll lane in each direction from the Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte to Exit 28 in Cornelius. It will add one toll lane in each direction from Exit 28 to Mooresville Exit 36. Joe Marusak