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NC-DOT Able to Move Forward with Monroe Bypass

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Word came from The Federal Highway Administration that the $800 million 19.7 mile Monroe Bypass road proposed by the N.C. Department of Transportation can move forward.

"We can now proceed with the activities that have been suspended about two years ago when a court decision was overturned that was in our favor, and then was overturned in the favor of the folks that were suing us," said Jen Thompson, spokesperson for the NC-DOT.

That group, the Southern Environmental Law Center, disagreed with the DOT's plan in 2012 saying the DOT didn't have the proper research regarding the environment throughout the stretch of land the bypass would run through.

The court decision required the DOT to go back to the drawing board to rework the plans of the bypass. Now that the federal government has given the thumbs up on the project, the DOT can take the next step.

"We're still in the process of designing how it's going to look," said Thompson. "We've identified the corridor that we'd want to build it out in."

The DOT hopes to get the project under construction by the end of this year or beginning of 2015. Thompson said the project would take three to five years to complete.


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