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Leland town council opposes Wilmington Bypass tolls

Last Thursday the Leland Town Council unanimously passed a resolution voicing their disapproval on any tolls of the yet to be completed Wilmington (Interstate 140) Bypass.

Recently, the NCTA has presented a plan that would include tolling parts of the yet to be constructed I-140 Wilmington Bypass to help pay for both the remaining piece of the bypass (Cost: $550 million) and the $1 billion Cape Fear Skyway. The NCTA also says that the toll projects would allow both the bypass and the Skyway to be completed sooner rather than later.

And that's what the Leland town council objects to. The tolling of the remaining unbuilt sections of I-140 in addition to the Skyway.

Currently, construction for extending I-140 from US 421 to US 74/76 near Leland is scheduled to begin in 2012.

The Leland Town Manager, Bill Farris, indicated that he would send the passed resolution to other Brunswick County municipalities so they can sign on to opposing the tolls if so desired.

Story: Wilmington Star-News

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