NC DOT holds hearings on proposed I-95 changes
WELDON, N.C. (AP) – The state Department of Transportation is
holding public hearings this month to discuss planned construction
on Interstate 95 that would start in 2016 and toll collection that
would start three years later.
A hearing will be held Monday at Halifax Community College in
Weldon, with another scheduled for Thursday at The Imperial Centre
in Rocky Mount.
Public hearings also will be held next week in Smithfield,
Wilson, Dunn and Fayetteville. All hearings will be held from 4
p.m. to 7 p.m.
DOT has proposed spending $4.4 billion to improve I-95,
including widening the more than 180 miles of the highway in
eastern North Carolina. It wants to use tolls to pay for those
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