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While I was away...

While I was out of town most of the first part of September, a handful of things happened in the never ending Interstate 485 vs. Independence Blvd. funding debate.

First, MUMPO decided that Independence Blvd. has top priority over completing the I-485 Loop. Governor Perdue told the Charlotte Observer in a phone interview that she doesn't understand why they won't build I-485: “When I was campaigning, all I heard was ‘485, 485, 485.' I never heard ‘Independence Boulevard,'” said the governor.

Later in a visit to the Metro Charlotte area, Perdue said that, "...[she was] still really working aggressively trying to figure out a way that we can have 485."

Governor Perdue could you please let Lee Meyers at MUPMO know that you are doing such.

I'm pretty sure that the first thing Pat McCrory would say about this drama, "Told ya so."

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