$50.8 Million For Bridge And Road Improvements In NC

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Governor Perdue says $50.8 million dollars will go to improve bridges and roads in our state.

$3.5 million will go to replace five Pamlico County bridges on N.C. 304.

The Federal Highway Administration says we'll see jobs come from that work too saying every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs.

Every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact.

Other counties that will receive road work in our area Nash, Wayne and Dare.

Most work will start in late September or early October.

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  • by ace Location: plymouth on Sep 1, 2009 at 10:33 AM
    Why raise taxes so high. According to the state figures doing these projects will account for 300 million. Apply that to the 1 billion the state thinks it needs.
  • by CCC Location: Greenville on Sep 1, 2009 at 09:55 AM
    C, I have to disagree w/ you on teacher's(the productive ones) salaries as they are literally shaping the future. So far as transportation alt., I agree. Many people would ride a bike to work (Greenville) if it were not for the fact that you have to mix w/ the crazy drivers on the highway; too dangerous. Create bike lanes beside major highways & streets used by commuters and ENFORCE the laws. You use less gas, you become more healthy, you may enjoy life better, you save money, you create less pollution. These are direct, immediate, positive, long term results. obamaites, this is an example of REAL change that makes a difference; in the short & long terms. Plus you get to reduce the profits of the 'evil oil' companies you despise so much. Many times the simplest solutions are the best; and that's a fact.
  • by c on Sep 1, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    Instead of pouring more funds into roads and bridges that support cars that kill us, make transportation passage ways, like bike paths, that cost less than 5% of a road cost, increases our health, improves our communities, and does not destroy our environment. We'd have tons more for schools-if they are needed. Teachers are overpaid as it is but that is another issue.
  • by hello Location: goldsboro on Sep 1, 2009 at 08:06 AM
    Why spend all this money when all we get is patch work?
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Sep 1, 2009 at 06:55 AM
    Well posters, you miss the point. When you cut teachers and their pay, add new taxes, sales tax, income tax just to name a fuel. You are paying for it. We have some of the highest taxes in the south and its still not enough. Instead of worrying about money for bike paths and health insurance, you need to worry about keeping your job. The shovel she uses is not for dirt if you know what I mean.
  • by QueenHHS Location: G-Town on Aug 31, 2009 at 11:20 PM
    That is so crazy to spend 50 million on bridges and roads, when we have so many people out here without health insurance. America need to get on the ball!
  • by t on Aug 31, 2009 at 07:40 PM
    I hope that each of these projects include biking and walking lanes so that we are not continuing the unhealthy sole addiction to oil and cars and instead encourage people to become healthier.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2009 at 07:05 PM
    why does pamlico co get so much money for projects? there is nothing in pamlico co!

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