N.C. 540 Southeast Extension Moving Forward After Approval of Final Environmental Impact Statement

Construction

In April 2016, NCDOT selected the orange-green-mint-green alternative route as the preferred alternative for construction of the N.C. 540 Southeast Extension project. However, many environmentalists expressed concern because this route crosses Swift Creek which contains protected muscle species. Therefore, the project was put on hold. The two species of concern are the federally endangered Dwarf…

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