FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2012
Contact: Reid Simons, (704) 208-5348
Statement from NCDOT Secretary Gene Conti Regarding Monroe Bypass Court Opinion
“We have received the opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on the Monroe Bypass case. We are reviewing the ruling with our legal and environmental experts. Once we have reviewed this ruling, we will work on our legal and procedural options to advance the project by addressing the court’s concerns as soon as possible. While this ruling will cause delays, it does not mean the project will not move forward. We hope to have a new plan and timeline developed and released to the public within the next few weeks.”
For information about the Monroe Bypass — visit http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/monroeconnector/.
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