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NC and SC await TIGER Grant decision

Within the next 30 days, we'll know if North Carolina and South Carolina will receive all, some, or none of the maximum $300 million of $1.5 billion highway grant money that can be awarded to states for large highway or bridge projects.  The money is part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

States were allowed to submit applications to the federal government for these funds.  North Carolina's application is for the replacement of the aging I-85 bridges over the Yadkin River.  South Carolina's request is to help construction the first six miles of Interstate 73 in the state.  (I-95 to US 501 near Latta.)

The awarding of the grant money should occur by February 17th.  It either state receives funding, construction on either project should begin later this year.

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Yadkin River bridge decision may come next month  --High Point Enterprise

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