NC lawmakers reject proposal to expand use of road fund

| 1/21/2003

A legislative oversight committee recently rejected a proposal to expand the use North Carolina’s Highway Trust Fund, according to a report by The Associated Press.

The proposal, 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 rural highways.

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.

The committee’s rejection of the proposal cited concerns that expanding the use of the road fund would further delay long-planned road projects.