Southern Environmental Law Center releases study raising concerns about DOT's studies

On July 23, 2013 the Southern Environmental Law Center released a study by O’Connell & Lawrence, Inc. an engineering  firm. The study raised concerns and uncovered significant holes in the Department of Transportation’s studies. For example, the department failed to examine who exactly is using the US 74 corridor, making it impossible to tell who would use the proposed bypass in the future. To address NCDOT’s failure, the new report examines a suite of low cost, low impact solutions that would improve traffic flow on US 74 for local drivers.