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More projects on tap with NC road-building plan

RALEIGH (AP) ” North Carolina’s first transportation funding plan using new standards has been unveiled.

The plan promises spending on hundreds of additional projects for the next decade, many of which would have otherwise been delayed.

The Department of Transportation released Thursday the draft State Transportation Improvement Program. It proposes $15 billion on road construction, aviation and public transit projects through 2025.

Over half of nearly 1,100 projects on the program list were scored under a new method the legislature approved in 2013.

DOT says projects making the list include the Mid-Currituck Bridge along the northern Outer Banks. The state also would build an Interstate 95 loop around Fayetteville and construct more quickly Winston-Salem’s Northern Beltway and widen I-26.

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