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Bridge May Have to Compete For Funds

By Cindy Beamon

The Daily Advance

Thursday, March 28, 2013

CURRITUCK — If the proposed Mid-Currituck Bridge loses state “gap funds,” the $660 million project may have to compete with other road projects in the region for funding.

To nab construction dollars, the bridge would have to rank high among […]

Tata: N.C. DOT Backs Deleting 3 Toll-Road Mandates

Posted to: NewsNorth Carolina The Associated Press © March 26, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration supports a bill to eliminate a mandate on North Carolina transportation officials to build toll-road projects in Gaston County, the northern Outer Banks and near Wilmington. State Transportation Secretary Tony Tata told top legislative leaders his agency backs […]

McCrory declares state of emergency for NC 12 on Outer Banks

Submitted by BruceSiceloff on 03/20/2013 – 09:08

Tags: Crosstown Traffic | Gov. Pat McCrory | Hatteras Island | NC 12 | NCDOT | Outer Banks | Pea Island | Rodanthe

Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency Tuesday for N.C. 12 in Dare County, a move aimed at speeding […]

Falling gas tax collections mean less money for NC roads and bridges

By Bruce SiceloffThe_News_and_Observer

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RALEIGH — More people are traveling North Carolina highways these days, but they’re pumping less gas and diesel fuel into their […]

Tri-Ex and Red Route Fate Tied to Other Toll Road Projects

Published: March 14, 2013


By Bruce SiceloffThe_News_and_Observer


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RALEIGH — The southern leg of Wake County’s 540 Outer Loop could face more years of delay unless the state House goes along with a Senate proposal to kill three unrelated toll projects: […]

Senate Votes To Kill Bridge Funding

By Cindy Beamon

The Daily Advance

Friday, March 8, 2013

The state Senate on Thursday voted to end funding for the Mid-Currituck Bridge as it’s currently planned.

But state Rep. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, said he’s been assured by House leaders that House Bill 10 will never gain full approval by the General Assembly.

“Now, […]

McCrory: Limit state spending to cover Medicaid overrun

McCrory: Limit state spending to cover Medicaid overrun

Published: March 8, 2013 Updated 3 minutes ago


By Lynn Bonner The_News_and_Observer

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Gov. Pat McCrory is ordering state agencies to reduce their spending to cover an overrun in the state Medicaid budget estimated at up […]

Move By Rabon Deals Heavy Blow To Cape Fear Skyway Project

Move by Rabon deals heavy blow to Cape Fear Skyway project

Sen. Bill Rabon, R-Brunswick, has said he is concerned that politics are interfering with fair play in the road building process. StarNews file photo

Mar 6, 2013

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The proposed Cape Fear Skyway toll […]

NC Senators Seek To Remove Mandates For Toll Roads

NC senators seek to remove mandates for toll roads

Published: March 6, 2013 Updated 14 hours ago


By GARY D. ROBERTSONThe_Associated_Press

By GARY D. ROBERTSON — Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. — A majority in the North Carolina Senate said Wednesday the General Assembly should get out of the […]