Letter For Support Of A State Funded Bypass
There is a pressing need for the completion of a Highway 74 bypass that connects I-485 to Highway 74 west of the city of Marshville. Due to the fact that Union is the fastest growing county in the state and the third fastest in the United States, the much needed bypass will move the high volume of truck traffic off of Highway 74 to allow the road to move more freely.
It has been said that there is no money in the state that would support such a bypass and that the only way that we could build such a road would be as a toll road. The idea is that tolls collected would pay off bonds used to build the road as well as creating a maintenance fund.
This premise is completely false. The money has already been collected to pay for our bypass, without creating it as a toll road. A toll road would not help the county, but would only succeed in hindering it. There is no law that states that any person would have to take the toll road, and if given the opportunity to take the regular Highway 74, instead of the toll road, most people would choose Highway 74.
There are a number of counties in the state that do not have near the growth of Union and have already received a bypass for their county. Once the toll road has been built and the cost has been paid for building it, would the toll booths be taken down NO!!! They would remain
This ad was sponsored by the Union County Young Republicans
We need at least 25,000 signatures to send to Raleigh and let the State Legislature and the NCDOT know we want a state funded road all throughout Union County, North Carolina!!!
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