The state Department of Transportation will hold three meetings to receive comments on its revised analyses of the potential ecological impacts of building the Monroe Bypass, which it says is needed to alleviate traffic congestion in Monroe. The department was ...Read More »
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MARVIN – Towns in Union County are scrambling to figure out how to fund the maintenance of future subdivision streets after the state recently alerted them that it will no longer be doing the work – something that municipalities in ...
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For a portion of the Indian Trail Town Council meeting Tuesday night, it seemed like a sanctioned parade for the proposed Monroe Bypass. Officials from state, county and local organizations raved about how the 19.7-mile toll road that would run from Stallings to Marshville would boost economic viability on U.S. Highway 74. They made a good case for the bypass, spouting facts about long commute times, heavy tractor-trailer use and how local businesses would benefit. But the opposition to the scrutinized bypass proposal wasn’t invited to speak at the council meeting, making the job easier.
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Monroe Bypass divides Union County communities: DOT suspends work but continues payments to contractors, including one facing unrelated felony charges
State and federal transportation officials are putting the final touches on a second draft environmental report on the proposed Monroe Bypass, as nearby towns debate the project’s merits. Meanwhile, a lead bypass construction contractor continues to collect payments even though all work on the project has been suspended – and even as the company and four of its employees face federal fraud charges not related to the bypass work.
Tagged with: Anderson Columbia Co. Inc. Arnold Price attorney Roy Black Boggs Paving Co. Carl A. Drew Boggs III David Waddell Fairview Town Council Federal Highway Administration Greg MIller Greg Tucker Hemby Bridge Indian Trail Town Council Jerry Clontz John Styx Cuthbertson trucking Kevin HIcks Lynda M. Paxton Mineral Springs Monroe Bypass Monroe Bypass Constructors LLC Monroe City Council N.C. Department of Transportation Rick Baucom Southern Environmental Law Center Stallings Union County Board of Commissioners Union County Chamber of Commerce United Infrastructure Group Inc. WeddingtonRead More »
A federal agency said Thursday it will stay out of the fight between Charlotte and North Carolina lawmakers for control of the nation's sixth busiest airport until legal issues are resolved in court. In a letter to the city, the Federal Aviation Administration said "who governs an airport is a local decision." But the agency has to ensure that airports "remain safe and financially self-sustaining."Read More »
City officials have begun looking at possible alternative options for funding its Gold Line streetcar expansion project, but have not given up on receiving a federal grant. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation handed down the list of recipients of $474 million in federal money for transportation projects nationwide.Read More »
With the ground already broken and funding approved for the 9.3-mile, $1.16 billion Lynx Blue Line Extension, the wheels are in motion for the light rail trains to go as far north as UNCC by 2017. But that’s only if the city doesn’t get in its own way in the process. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department on July 22 filed a petition, asking to change the zoning on more than 11 acres in University City to accommodate the development and construction of a park-and-ride station.Read More »
A North Carolina judge on Thursday blocked the state from stripping control of Charlotte Douglas International Airport from the city until the Federal Aviation Administration weighs in on the issue.Read More »
Attorneys with Horack Talley in Charlotte said they have begun representing property owners who will lose their property through condemnation and eminent domain for the new Monroe Connector/Bypass project. The 19.7-mile toll road will stretch from U.S. 74 and Interstate ...Read More »
The controversial Monroe connector-bypass project is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Monday, North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti and North Carolina Turnpike Authority Executive Director David Joyner signed the $367.7 million design-build contract for the ...
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