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Monroe Bypass meetings draw skeptical crowd (access required)

MONROE – More than 250 people attended three meetings held this week by the N.C. Department of Transportation to explain how state and federal agencies arrived at their decision to build a proposed bypass around congested areas of U.S. 74. ...

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Monroe Bypass contractor holding rally for project (access required)

MONROE – The Monroe Bypass Constructors LLC, the company contracted to build the Monroe Bypass, is throwing a barbecue to rally support for the contentious project. The rally will be held from 6-7 p.m. Dec 10 in Room A of ...

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Monroe Bypass divides Union County communities: DOT suspends work but continues payments to contractors, including one facing unrelated felony charges (access required)

Monroe Bypass divides Union County communities: DOT suspends work but continues payments to contractors, including one facing unrelated felony charges <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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.

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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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