UPDATE: Stimulus Money Project List Released

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Governor Bev Perdue's office has released a list of 70 road projects that will start with the first round of money from the federal economic stimulus plan.

The project to connect US 70 to Highway 258 is Kinston is the largest in the state, costing $64 million.

Some of the other big projects in Eastern Carolina include resurfacing 27 miles of U.S. 64 from Jamesville to the Edgecombe County line. 2.5 miles of U.S. 158 and N.C. 34 will be widened from the Pasquotank River in Elizabeth City into Camden County. In Bertie County, crews will mill strengthen, resurface N.C. 305 from N.C. 13 to N.C. 11.

For the full list, click here.

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Gov. Beverly Perdue wants citizens to know where North Carolina's share of the federal stimulus money will be used.

Perdue visited Kinston this morning to announce where work through the first round of infrastructure projects paid through the federal stimulus package will be done.

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.

At the Global TransPark in Kinston, money will be spent on a project to improve access to Highway 70.

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

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