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2:58 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

NC Transportation Department To Resume Work On Monroe Bypass

Proposed Monroe Bypass

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has received federal approval to restart its work on the Monroe Bypass. That toll road would span from I-485 in Mecklenburg County to U.S. 74 near Marshville in Union County.

The Monroe Bypass had been held up because a federal court ruled the state failed to provide an adequate environmental study for it. But Thursday, the Federal Highway Administration approved an environmental impact statement for the project.

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1:35 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

As Toll-Lane Plans Advance, HOT Lanes Are A Hot Topic

Officials and citizens looked at a map of the proposed HOT lanes north of Charlotte at a May workshop at Cornelius Town Hall.
Credit David Boraks /

  The state Department of Transportation’s proposal to adopt toll lanes to help finance a widening of I-77 north of Charlotte continues to draw attention in north Mecklenburg, in public and private settings. A divided Cornelius Town Board again this week declined to take a public position against the idea. And next week, the North Meck Republican Women will host a meeting Tuesday that will feature an outspoken critic of toll lanes.   The Republican Women’s dinner is scheduled Tuesday, Dec.

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