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Cary Willing To Spend Money To Keep Traffic Flowing

Posted March 20, 2002 6:45 a.m. EST

— The state does not have enough money to improve secondary roads, but many North Carolina towns need state roads widened now.

Towns like Cary are picking up the slack by paying for road improvements with bond money. Cary officials said they cannot wait for state funds, which are limited and hard to get.

Cary's latest plan is to widen parts of Kildaire Farm Road from two lanes to five lanes at a cost of $10.6 million.

"Very little funding is now available for the local roads," engineering director Tim Bailey said. "I think they're expecting local jurisdictions to do more, and I think Cary is one of the first to start recognizing that and trying to deal with it."

Cary held a public meeting Tuesday to make people aware of the Kildaire Farm Road project. Construction is slated to begin in two years.