State News

Perdue to discuss N.C. road projects

Posted February 24, 2009 4:01 a.m. EST
Updated February 24, 2009 12:16 p.m. EST

— Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to travel the state Tuesday to announce where construction will begin as the state puts the first round of federal stimulus money to work on infrastructure projects.

Her first stop will be in Lenoir County, where she will discuss a project involving Crescent Road near the Global TransPark.

After lunch, she will be in Mecklenburg County for a road project involving N.C. Highway 218, which runs through Union and Anson counties.

Finally, just before 3 p.m., she will visit Guilford and Alamance counties to announce improvements to Interstates 85 and 40.

The state Department of Transportation says at least $838 million in stimulus money will repair bridges and roads or pay for other transit projects.

DOT has said it wants to let construction contracts by June for the first half of its federal money for bridges and highways.

Perdue said Monday she'll soon unveil a Web site tracking how the state's $6.1 billion share of the stimulus is spent.