NC DOT takes another look at Monroe Bypass environmental data after the 4th Circuit declines to reconsider case

Fast nature creekOn June 29, 2012 the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Department of Transportation’s petition to reconsider the court’s earlier ruling invalidating the DOT’s environmental study for the Monroe Bypass.  In the earlier opinion, decided May 3, 2012, the Fourth Circuit ruled that the DOT “failed to take the required ‘hard look’ at environmental consequences” of the construction of the Monroe Bypass.  As a result, the DOT’s engineers and consultants are “working hard to gather additional data required to address the concerns of the court, ” according to a July 19, 2012 press release. Continue reading “NC DOT takes another look at Monroe Bypass environmental data after the 4th Circuit declines to reconsider case”

Federal and State Officials Visit I-40 / I-77 Interchange Project as Construction Set to Begin

Federal Highway Administration Administrator Victor Mendez and North Carolina Secretary of Transportation Gene Conti were among the officials who toured the interchange expansion project in Statesville on October 10, 2012.  The project is scheduled to take nine years to complete in three phases.  Construction on the first phase is set to begin in the coming months, and has a finish date of Spring 2017. Continue reading “Federal and State Officials Visit I-40 / I-77 Interchange Project as Construction Set to Begin”