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State gives go-ahead for Monroe Bypass construction (access required)

State gives go-ahead for Monroe Bypass construction <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

Environmental groups that are suing state and federal transportation agencies over the proposed construction of the Monroe Bypass have asked a federal judge to halt any new work on the project until the lawsuit is settled. The Southern Environmental Law ...

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Second DOT highway analysis deemed ‘flawed’ (access required)

Second DOT highway analysis deemed ‘flawed’ <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

A ruling from a federal judge last week granting summary judgment to two conservation groups in their lawsuit against the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration could potentially dead-end the proposed $900-million Garden Parkway toll road project. ...

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Environmentalists 
challenge 
toll road ruling (access required)

The Southern Environmental Law Center is challenging a ruling that paves the way for the more than $700 million Monroe Bypass project to move forward. On Monday, the SELC filed an appeal in federal court after U.S. District Court Judge James Dever III ...

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Corps of Engineers grants permit for Monroe Connector-Bypass

The Corps of Engineers has given environmental approval to the controversial Monroe Connector-Bypass project, the North Carolina Turnpike Authority said today. But a lawsuit continues to hold up construction on the 19.7-mile, roughly $800 million toll road, which would be the second in ...

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Industry officials bash regulations during hearing (access required)

In 2005, the state Division of Water Quality slapped Karla Knotts and her husband’s Pineville-based real estate brokerage company, Knotts-Greylock, with a $57,816 fine. The basis for the fine: A tire rut in their Greylock subdivision development in Matthews. In ...

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Residents, groups fight to get road project ditched (access required)

A road that would bypass the congested U.S. Highway 74 eastbound to Monroe sounds like it would mean smooth sailing for motorists. The project will cost between $750 million and $825 million to build and include 20 miles of toll ...

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