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The week that was...July 16-22

Another busy week away from the blog so here's a quick update on various headlines.

On Monday the 16th, the 'official' ground breaking for the next construction segment of US 311/ Future I-74 around High Point was held. This will carry the new freeway from Business I-85 across I-85 to Cedar Square Road in Randolph County. It should open in May 2011.

Not to be outdone by North Carolina, SCDOT announced their preferred corridor for the northern 30 mile segment of I-73. This will run from I-74 in Hamlet, NC to I-95 near Dillon. The corridor runs to the east of Bennettsville and runs between Clio and Blenheim.

Finally, because we're a big small town, us folks in Raleigh have been griping about the changes made to the I-40/I-540 interchange since the NC 540 has opened. The exit ramp which was once two lanes is now one lane. And of course, all of Wake County has e-mailed Mark Roberts at WRAL about it.

Meanwhile I went to the Mudcats game Tuesday night...photos to be added soon.

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