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NC residents offered online survey about I-95 improvements

Posted March 8, 2013

— The North Carolina Department of Transportation is encouraging residents to take an online survey about options to pay for improvements to Interstate 95.

The survey is required by the General Assembly as part of an economic assessment about upgrading and expanding the road. The assessment also looks at what would happen if no significant improvements were made.

The interstate has gone more than 50 years without major improvements, and a state-commissioned study in January 2012 recommended tolling the roadway to help pay for nearly $4.5 billion in improvements. DOT officials have said that improvements could take up to four times longer without tolling.

The survey deadline is March 22, and responses will be kept confidential, transportation officials said. Residents may leave online comments about the project at any time.


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  • beaupeep Mar 8, 2013

    I recommend that Obama pay for it.

  • Nancy Mar 8, 2013

    Such a shame the feds abdicated responsibility to the federal highway system, spending money on things that the federal gas tax was not meant to be used on.

  • 11of10j Mar 8, 2013

    The survey is a joke and biased. If they managed the money they have now, they would have plenty.

  • southernstranger Mar 8, 2013

    There is more than enough money available to fix/repair/improve any problems with I-95. It just has to be handled like a for profit business would handle it and not the government.

  • rednek Mar 8, 2013

    I think I-540 should be tolled, especially since it connects to NC-540 and the people that will be using NC-540 and paying tolls for same also paid taxes to build I-540 and those users are not paying tolls.