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. ...Read More »
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MONROE – A new 20-mile toll road is still the best option for relieving traffic congestion along U.S. 74 in Union County, according to a revised report issued recently by federal and state highway officials. The N.C. Department of Transportation ...
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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 »
Park master plan: The town will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 for comments on its master plan for Fairview Park, which was approved by the Council on Nov. 11 and will be the town’s first public ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE – Lawyers for the federal government and for two Union County road construction contractors indicted on 29 federal fraud counts have jointly asked a judge to delay the trial until September 2014, citing scheduling conflicts and the complexity of ...
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The Council plans to vote on the Fairview Park master plan and to set a date for a public hearing during which input on the plan will be accepted. The town is applying for a state matching grant of about ...Read More »
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.
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