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

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MONROE, N.C. —

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.