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Rockingham County officials want US 220/NC 68 (Future I-73) Connector built now not later

Rockingham County officials are urging that a Guilford County segment of what will become I-73 be built as quickly as possible. The seven mile highway which will connect NC 68 and US 220 north of Greensboro is scheduled to open as early as 2015.

Rockingham County commissioners see the new highway as a key to economic growth in their county. The new road and eventual Interstate will be a key North-South freeway through the county linking it to the heavily traveled I-81 corridor in Roanoke and the soon to be opened (2009) Federal Express Hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO).

NCDOT officials would love to move the project higher up in the priority rankings, but the state is hampered by one key reason - federal highway money. Most of the funding for this project will come from the federal government and that has not been completely allocated yet.

Story: Now, Not Later: Pushing for the Hwy 68/220 Connection --WGHP
More detail: I-73 Segment Three - NC 68/US 220 Connector -Bob Malme

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