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DOT Shares Plans for Highway 64 Bypass

Posted August 31, 1999

— No matter where you live, chances are you have to fight traffic to get to work and home again. If your commute involves Highway 64, traffic is often a nightmare. In a public hearing Tuesday night, theN.C. Department of Transportationshared its plans for a new Highway 64 Bypass.

The proposed bypass runs south of the existing highway 64 from the beltline to near Rolesville Road. It will cut through mostly rural land, but 54 homes and five businesses are in its path.

Jay Jefferys' convenience store is one of them.

"I just hope everybody will be fair to all of these people, and me too. We've got a lot at stake, not only people living here 40 or 50 years, but people that are making a living," says Jeffreys.

Carl Goode says the DOT will pay fair market value for homes and businesses.

"We try to help them in every way, we try to make it as painless as possible to get them into comparable housing hopefully with no cost to the homeowner," Goode says.

The plan is to relieve congestion on the existing Highway 64. The problem is, construction is not scheduled to begin until 2001 and will not be finished until 2008.


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