The Charlotte metro and surrounding regions are growing every day. Beyond 77 is a study designed to help address this dynamic growth, and create long-term transportation solutions within the I-77 corridor. Our goal is to develop a plan that improves your daily commute and ultimately moves this community forward.

Beyond 77 is a comprehensive study looking at the long-term mobility vision on the entire network along I-77 and 3-5 miles on either side. The study will NOT focus on changing the highway itself and is NOT intended to change existing roadway projects already underway, for example, planned managed lanes along south I-77. Between evaluating connectivity and alternative transportation options, we must work together to develop solutions that will improve the movement of residents and commerce throughout the area.

Your feedback will be used to develop solutions that connect the traveling public in ways like never before. We’ll be getting feedback from local residents through a series of online surveys, email blasts, public workshops and community forums over the course of the 2-year project. You’ll have an opportunity to provide input at several key stages.

Plug in for the Whole Journey

Phase I

Data Collection

You’ll tell us how you use the corridor.

Phase II


You’ll review areas of greatest need.

Phase III


You’ll choose preferred transportation solutions and weigh in on funding options.

Phase IV


We’ll share the final recommendations you helped us create.

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Map of the study area showing I-77 from Statesville to Rock Hill


The Beyond 77 Corridor Study will strengthen the multimodal network surrounding the interstate by providing a strategic, innovative, equitable, and comprehensive toolbox of effective strategies, policies, and programs that will guide future mobility for our diverse communities.

Goal Statements

  • Supply safe and equitable mobility options for people and businesses to efficiently access jobs, essential goods and services, and activity centers
  • Provide transportation corridor improvement strategies that enhance safety for all users, respond to resiliency issues such as weather events or security emergencies, and adapt effectively to ongoing climate change
  • Consider technology applications in all multimodal strategies to assist the public in making mobility decisions
  • Maximize opportunities to enhance freight connectivity and access to distribution hubs to improve the movement of goods
  • Integrate equitable and safe options for walking, bicycling, transit, motor vehicles, and other personal mobility modes throughout the region
  • Ensure recommended transportation policies and programs are sensitive to features of the built and natural environments, improve the quality of life for residents, and promote healthy living

Guiding Principles

  • Provide a range of local and regional mobility choices that are safe and equitable
  • Respect the natural and built environment
  • Strengthen the economic prosperity and resiliency of the region
  • Incorporate innovative improvements into the existing system
  • Improve integration of the multimodal system with adopted land use policies

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About Us

This study is being managed by the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization.


The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Charlotte Urbanized Area. Federal legislation requires Urbanized Areas with populations larger than 50,000 to have an MPO, whose primary function is to carry out the transportation planning process among the member jurisdictions within its established planning area boundary.

CRTPO’s mission is to plan a future transportation system that provides a range of local and regional mobility choices, respects the natural and built environment, and strengthens the economic prosperity of the entire region.