RALEIGH — State transportation officials closed the only bridge onto a 60-mile stretch of the Outer Banks on Tuesday after discovering the deteriorating span posed an immediate safety threat. The state Department of Transportation said it closed the Herbert C. ...Read More »
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CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation next month will host two public hearings on railroad-related projects in the area. One meeting is being held on Dec. 2 and the other will be on Dec. 12, according to a release ...Read More »
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 »
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 ...
Tagged with: David Weekley Homes Ed Humphries Fairview Mayor Elizabeth Long Hemby Bridge Indian Trail Joe Padilla Lisa Thompson Louis Mitchell Marshville Mineral Springs N.C. Department of Transportation Powell Bill Pulte Homes Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition state-maintained roads Toll Brothers Town of Fairview Union County municipalities Unionville village of Marvin Weddington Wesley ChapelRead 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 »
CORNELIUS – If at second you don’t succeed, try, try again, again. That’s the latest tactic being taken by car czar Rick Zoerb in his yearlong battle to make a major expansion of his Hyundai dealership, prominently positioned at the ...
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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 ...
Tagged with: Arnold Mann Boggs Paving Inc. Carl Andrew Drew Boggs III Christopher I. McCabe Greg MIller Greg Tucker Jacoby Donner John Styx Cuthbertson trucking Kevin HIcks Monroe Bypass N.C. Department of Transportation Nexsen Pruet Rick Baucom Roy Black William TerpeningRead More »
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 »
CONCORD – For all the headaches and gridlock caused by improvements to Interstate 85 north of Charlotte, the N.C. Department of Transportation is attempting to work with residents by holding a public meeting next week in Concord. The meeting is ...Read More »
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 »