NC rural areas losing road priorities - WRBL

NC rural areas losing road priorities

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

Some officials in rural parts of North Carolina are worried about changes to the state's formula for road projects.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that state transportation officials say it's too soon to say how the changes next year will affect road priorities.

Janet Robertson with the Lumber River Rural Planning Organization said she's worried that the new formula focuses on quantity.

Some officials worry that improvements on local roads will complete with projects like widening Interstate 95

State officials say a nearly $2 billion projected loss in revenue means that transportation funds must be spent carefully.

Rick Heicksen with the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization says he thinks the Fayetteville urban area will be competitive with Raleigh and get its fair share of money under the new system.

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