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Easley's list of capital improvement projects

Posted November 26, 2008

Gov. Mike Easley is putting the following projects on the Council of State’s Jan. 6, 2009, agenda for approval.

Easley says these projects will provide necessary classroom and laboratory space for university students and ensure there is sufficient prison space to house criminals.

The projects total $722,035,444 and are listed by agenda, facility and amount.

  • Department of Correction - Women’s Health and Mental Health Facility - $45,170,500
  • Department of Correction - Minimum Security Addition - Scotland - $13,010,000
  • Department of Correction - Medium Security Addition - Bertie - $18,950,000
  • Department of Correction - Minimum Security Addition - Tabor - $13,010,000
  • Department of Correction - Medium Security Addition - Lanesboro - $18,950,000
  • State Ports, Morehead City - Port-wide Berth Structure Construction - $2,000,000
  • State Ports, Wilmington - Berth 8 Replacement Phase I - $5,000,000
  • Department of Agriculture - Southeastern NC Agricultural Center Pavilion - $3,700,000
  • Department of Agriculture – Truck Shed & Restroom Expansion at WNC Farmer's Market - $650,000
  • Department of Agriculture - Davis Arena Renovation & Expansion WNC Agricultural Center - $7,450,000
  • Department of Cultural Resources - CSS Neuse Phase I (20,000 sq. ft. bldg.) - $2,925,000
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Research Oyster Hatchery - $4,303,944
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Zoo Polar Bear Exhibit Addition and Renovation - $2,700,000
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Green Square Complex - $107,000,000
  • East Carolina University - School of Dentistry - $69,000,000
  • East Carolina University - Family Medicine and Geriatric Center - $36,800,000
  • Elizabeth City State University - School of Education Building - $18,000,000
  • North Carolina A&T State University - Horse Barns, Upper Piedmont Research Station - $2,438,000
  • North Carolina State University - General Classroom Instructional Facility - $20,490,000

The Council of State is made up of the governor, lieutenant governor and other elected department officials, including the commissioners of agriculture, labor and insurance; the attorney general; the state treasurer; the secretary of state; the state schools superintendent; and the state auditor.

The council approves all property transactions and major capital improvements projects done in the state.


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  • demo7691 Nov 27, 2008

    I guess the gov has to repay back all those friend who are contractors somehow. I would say that it might be tough after Jan to live off one salary for a short period but the wife got the extra 90,000 raise so they will make it for a week or 2. They just wont be able to rent $25,000 cars/driver and fly to Paris as much Im sure. My question is why does it take all these years in office for him to wait till just before he leaves to promote this. Thank goodness hes about to leave office. He took the mess Hunt left us with and scattered it. Maybe Purdue will do something for the state and not for personal gain.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Nov 26, 2008

    Spend some of the money on the roads. Including rebuilding I-95 from SC to VA.

    Spend of it building I-540 without tools from Morrisville to Knightdale.