North Carolina opens second expressway in series of toll projects in the Charlotte region

North Carolina’s second toll road, the first in the Charlotte area, opened to traffic late last month. The 18-mile Monroe Expressway has been over three years in the making, and it is the latest in a series of turnpike authority projects projects being planned across the state.

The expressway will take vehicles off a traffic-heavy stretch of U.S. 74 between Stallings and Marshville in Union County, North Carolina. It is estimated to save some travelers as many as 20 minutes of driving time, according to the North Carolina Turnpike Authority.