1985 - Traffic Congestion
Charlotte-Mecklenburg's explosive growth is creating many challenges. Commuters traveling to and from work jam area roads. Highways can't handle the traffic in and out of the county. After many discussions and studies, $225 million is set aside, or "allocated," to built a circular highway through the areas that surround the city. It will take more than 20 years to complete the "Outerbelt."