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House committee adds Skyway project to McCrory's road plans

Members of a House committee added the proposed Cape Fear Skyway bridge to Governor Pat McCrory's bill to improve transportation priorities Members of a House committee added the proposed Cape Fear Skyway bridge to Governor Pat McCrory's bill to improve transportation priorities

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Some North Carolina lawmakers say approving Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul will be a bit harder after a House committee added several turnpike projects to the bill.

The House Finance Committee on Thursday added an amendment to McCrory's plan that would authorize the Cape Fear Skyway, the Garden Parkway and the Mid-Currituck Bridge. Bill sponsor Rep. Bill Brawley of Mecklenburg said the projects were originally removed because they had not yet been bonded and should go through the new formula for prioritization that McCrory's plan will create.

Representatives from Catawba, Chowan and Dare counties argued the projects are vital to economic development in depressed regions.

Opponents said the addition defeats the purpose of a bill designed to advance projects on merit alone and would make its passage more challenging.

Click here to read the full text of the amended bill.

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