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NCDOT to hold I-73/NC 68 Connector Workshop - Jan. 14

A piece of the Interstate 73 puzzle in North Carolina will start to fall into place on January 14th when NCDOT hosts a public workshop at Northwest High School in Greensboro.

The workshop will be held from 4-7 pm in the high school's cafeteria.

The informal meeting is to discuss a 13 mile project that will become part of Interstate 73.

The project will include a four lane divided highway that will connect NC 68 to US 220. This road will be part of the I-73 corridor. Most of the road will be built to Interstate standards. Any segments of the highway that aren't to standards will be upgraded at a later date. For more details, Bob Malme breaks it down for you at his website.

The project will also include widening of NC 68. Right-of-way acquisition is to begin in 2011 with construction starting in 2014.

Northwest High School is located on 5420 Northwest School Road in Greensboro.

It's possible that Bob or another member of the blog will be able to attend this meeting.

Story:
Workshop to be held on proposed N.C. 68 connector --Greensboro News-Record

Comments

Pat Batleman said…
You do a superb job chronicling all of these road projects and controversies, etc. The Town of Leland has asked NCDOT to conduct a workshop to allow us to present numerous questions concerning the plans for construction of the Cape Fear Skyway, I-140 Bypass, status of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, and the 74-76-17 Causeway.

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