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NC residents offered online survey about I-95 improvements

Posted March 8, 2013 5:16 p.m. EST

— 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.