• Industry: Infrastructure
  • Type: White paper
  • Date: 6/17/2015

Foresight: A Global Infrastructure Perspective 

Foresight is an article series on trends and issues facing the infrastructure industry.

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Landmark PPP to reduce congestion in North Carolina, US (93 KB)


In the state’s first ever infrastructure public-private partnership (PPP), North Carolina is to add new lanes to a notoriously crowded section of highway.


Traffic congestion on the I-77 corridor has made daily commuting a misery for thousands of workers around the city of Charlotte. Continued population increases will only worsen the situation. In response, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has chosen a long-term solution to widen a 26-mile (42-kilometer (km)) stretch of road, adding dynamically-priced express lanes in each direction. Drivers that pay tolls to switch to the express lanes will enjoy shorter journey times, which should also reduce traffic on the existing general-purpose lanes. Public buses and vehicles with three or more occupants can use the express lanes for free.


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