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Old 01-09-2013, 09:47 AM
 
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They should widen 485 first
Don't worry. I-685 (the 180 mile second loop) will be finished before Independence.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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They should widen 485 first
Actually, construction for widening I-485 between I-77 and Rea Road, should began this Spring as well.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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The second loop (I-685) should connect Monroe, Albemarle, Concord, Gastonia.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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Light rail managed by CATS, a city department. The FUNDS came from a multitude of sources, as I acknowledged. But the project was built and is managed by CATS, the city if Charlotte
But funds did not come from the city of Charlotte as you suggested. The funds came from Mecklenburg county which includes more than Charlotte. It was also the county via the MTC, not the city, that instructed CATS to build the S. Line first. Furthermore no discussion of budgeting that matters, can take place without considering the source of the money.

In terms of efficiency, the S. Blue Line was 2 years late (~100%), went $100M over budget (~30%), and the remaining parts of the plan are many many years behind schedule, if they will be built at all. Most road projects do far better than this.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:57 AM
 
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Except NCDOT projects. In all areas except wake co.

Remember when you promised me they wouldn't build 74? I do.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Remember when you promised me they wouldn't build 74? I do.
I have no idea what you are talking about.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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They should widen 485 first
They should effing FINISH I-485 before any other piece of road is started on. The length of time it has taken to finish the final part relative to the rest is ridiculous. No need to blather about this funding or those monies. It is just another example of poor management by whichever government(s) are involved.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:39 PM
 
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I think it is more of an issue that federal money released for road building is assigned to specific projects. Localities and states can't decide to spend the money on a different project.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I'm curious to know what they will do about the buses. Are they just going to get rid of all the stops from Sharon Amity to Idlewild?
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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The second loop (I-685) should connect Monroe, Albemarle, Concord, Gastonia.
Ew, I hope that NEVER happens...
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