oversight committee recently rejected a proposal to expand the use
North Carolina’s Highway Trust Fund, according to a report by The
which came from the state Board of Transportation, would increase
the number of projects eligible to receive money from the road trust
fund by including work other than building urban bypasses and widening
The AP report stated the change would triple the 1,100 miles of eligible
road projects and allow money to be used for resurfacing and maintaining
3,600 miles of highways and interstates.
rejection of the proposal cited concerns that expanding the use
of the road fund would further delay long-planned road projects.