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Gov. Perdue to announce Interstate 485 funding solution tomorrow

The Charlotte Observer reports that Governor Beverly Perdue will announce a funding solution that will allow I-485 to be completed sooner. The funding plan, which has never been used before in NC, will be revealed tomorrow at 11. The only details made available is that it won't take money away from the Independence Blvd. widening project nor any other loop project in the state.

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Anyone have a clue what kind of funding this will be? Tolling, can't be that....it'll be a world of trouble on many levels. Using stimulus funds - well maybe - but if it is for any of the special financing that the state is petitioning the government to build a new I-85 Yadkin River Bridge, that'll be trouble.

I really don't know what options she has available considering the state is pretty much running in a deficit. Should be interesting to hear what the 'plan' is.

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