The $3 million project may not look like much on a map, measuring about a third of a mile, but it should circumvent nearly a mile of driving on busy streets for travelers between NC State University’s two campuses. Pullen Road will extend to meet Bilyeu Street, and Bilyeu Street will connect to Centennial Parkway.
After a Senate committee endorsed a bill ordering the layoffs of 81 state Department of Transportation workers, Transportation Secretary Tony Tata persuaded the sponsor Wednesday to cancel the legislation, a Tata spokesman said.
Drivers would be spared the state’s $250 penalty for speeding through highway work zones, under legislation moving quickly through the House, in cases where no construction workers were present at the time.
North Carolina drivers would save money when they fill their tanks under tax legislation filed last week by House Republicans – but they would spend a lot more when they buy new cars and trucks, renew their registrations and pay for automobile insurance.
A 33-year-old woman was killed and her daughter was hurt Sunday afternoon when their car hit a pickup truck that had crossed over the center of N.C. 42 near Cleveland and wound up sideways in front of her car, the State Highway Patrol said.
Gov. Pat McCrory said Friday that he will urge the legislature to let North Carolinians vote in November on a pair of bond proposals that would have the state borrow $2.85 billion to take advantage of low interest rates and move quickly on needed improvements for state roads and buildings.
The House voted 113-0 to get rid of the state Map Act, which enables the state Department of Transportation to cut its right-of-way costs by preventing landowners from developing property it expects to buy for future highway projects.
The state gas tax would be chopped down to 30 cents a gallon, but other taxes and fees would rise sharply, under sweeping legislation filed Thursday to change how the state collects money for transportation – and how it spends it.
A Chicago man pleaded guilty Thursday in Raleigh to federal charges related to the manufacture of defective bearings that were installed in up to 25 bridges built by the North Carolina Department of Transportation between 2009 and 2011.
Sen. Bill Rabon wants the state to stop letting Ocracoke Island residents go to the front of the line for free at the busy ferry dock – and to start collecting $150 a year from anybody willing to pay for priority boarding.
A proposal to grant driving privileges to immigrants in North Carolina illegally, if they pass a criminal background check and are fingerprinted, has advocates and critics. It passed through a House committee Wednesday.
Fifteen years after it was endorsed in the Triangle’s first, failed transit plan, an odd-duck sort of train has found new life as the vehicle most likely to bring rail transit service – some day – to Wake County. The diesel multiple unit has become the preferred option over electric-powered light rail.
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