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Roundtable expands roads projects

Efforts get $375M boost from state

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POSTED: August 9, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Thanks to roughly $375 million in state supplements, the Regional Transportation Roundtable Executive Committee expanded its list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer’s Transportation Investment Act referendum.

Wednesday , state Department of Transportation representative Todd Long told the group his department could offer about $375,265,241 in supplements for projects that have great regional impact – good news for the 10-county board, which initially agreed on a project list that exceeded its $1.2 billion budget by about $300 million.

The plans are still subject to change, pending citizen input and the approval of the full Coastal Regional Commission Transportation Roundtable, according to transportation planner Ron Sadowski. The committee is required to hold two public hearings on the list before the roundtable votes on it in September.

Both hearings will be Aug. 24 in the northern and southern parts of the region. The first meeting is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bloomingdale City Hall in Chatham County. The second is from 4-6 p.m. at the CRC office in Brunswick.

The final project list must be approved by the full roundtable by Oct. 15.

Read more in the Aug. 6 edition of the News.

 

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