Fayetteville gets $270 million loop road, I-485 still unfinished
Posted on 21 Nov 2008 by Justin Ritchie
Tippett shrugged off the criticism, saying whoever doesn’t get money is bound to complain. The Fayetteville project has been in the works for years, he said, and it’s more important now that the Army’s Fort Bragg is expanding.
“Those people who are going to the front lines are entitled to a safe commute,” Tippett said, “as much as those going to their banking and industrial jobs in the rest of the state.”
NC Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett has approved a $270 million state budget allocation to build a loop road around his hometown of Fayetteville as one of his last actions before leaving office. This project will significantly deplete incoming governor Bev Purdue’s transportation budget. Will the next governor stand up for Charlotte roads? Get all the details in the Charlotte Observer and weigh in below.