Rep. David Lewis announced that as a result of budget the legislature passed a few weeks ago, no less than three Department of Transportation projects will be accelerated in Harnett County. These are just three of dozens of projects across the state that that will be accelerated as a result of reforms in the 2015-17 budget.
"These transparent reforms in state government will ensure that much need infrastructure improvements will be started sooner rather than later,” Rep. Lewis said. “One of the primary functions of government is to provide safe and reliable infrastructure, and to invest in those types of projects for our future generations. We are now certain that more funds are being spent on transportation projects, not diverted to other state programs.”
The budget reforms passed during the 2015 legislative session ended the annual transfer of over $200 million from the Highway Fund to the General Fund. Over the next decade, these budget reforms should provide an additional $1.6 billion for infrastructure improvement projects.
The complete list of accelerated schedules for transportation projects will be presented to the Board of Transportation for their review at their December meeting, with their approval expected in January 2016.
To view the proposed project list, click here: http://www.ncdot.gov/strategictransportationinvestments/download/Highway_Projects_STIP_Amendment.pdf