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N.C. 24/27, Troy Bypass: Changes in plan shot down for now

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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:00 am

Earlier this year, Montgomery County Commissioners, the Economic Development Corp. and Troy Town Board sent a resolution to Raleigh, asking the N.C. Department of Transportation and the state legislature to make changes to the transportation plan for widening N.C. 24/27 through the county and the proposed Troy Bypass.

The county asked the state to swap the two projects in the transportation plan timeline, pushing back the Troy Bypass, which is scheduled for right of way acquisition starting in January, and moving up the proposed four-laning of 24/27 from the Pee Dee River to Troy so that it would be done before the bypass.

After a series of back and forth written communications, Commissioner Jim Matheny, County Manager Matt Woodard, Troy Mayor Roy Maness and Town Manager Greg Zephir met with N.C. Sen. Stan Bingham and DOT officials, Oct. 19. It appears that the state will proceed with the Troy Bypass according to the current schedule, but unless DOT officials can be persuaded otherwise, the N.C. 24/27 widening from Troy to the river has been pushed back indefinitely.

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