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Federal Highway Bill Slates $4 Million For Wakefield Neighborhood

Posted July 31, 2005 10:35 a.m. EDT

— Federal funds may help reduce traffic in one local neighborhood.

Congress recently passed a $286 billion highway bill, which includes $4 million for projects in the Wakefield subdivision.

The funds have been slated to widen Falls of Neuse Road and build a bridge to connect the road to New Falls of Neuse.

Wakefield residents said the bridge and widening project would ease traffic on a busy road that runs past several schools.

The N.C. Department of Transportation would still need to come up with more than $2.5 million to complete the project.