Repairing the Mistake of I-277
Blog post by Phil Veasley
January 26, 2023
UNC Charlotte Urban Institute (Charlotte)
The construction of I-277 was a failed urban renewal ploy during the mid to late 20th century. It was one that tore apart some of the most dense and Black neighborhoods of Charlotte. Many cities are finally starting to realize their urban freeways were a mistake and putting forth efforts to remove them. For the first time ever, the federal government is even offering aid aimed at helping reconnect communities.