N.C. Turnpike Authority to hold meeting on Monroe bypass status



North Carolina's turnpike authority and the Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to shed light on the bypass's legal and environmental status during a meeting Monday night.

In May, a court said the DOT and the Federal Highway Administration failed to analyze environmental impacts of the bypass; such as when the project plans to start again.

Friday, Eyewitness News showed you documents the DOT submitted asking the court to re-hear portions of the case they believe it misunderstood.

The state said this re-hearing process will take some time.

But even if the re-hearing request is denied, state leaders are reviewing ways to push the project forward, even if that means submitting another environmental study.