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Get Updated Information on Garden Parkway August 6

(July 25, 2008) The North Carolina Turnpike Authority is holding three Citizens Informational Workshops on the Gaston East-West Connector, or Garden Parkway. This proposed toll roll will connect I-485 at the unopened West Boulevard interchange at the northwest edge of Steele Creek to I-85 west of Gastonia. For a map, schedule, and other information, visit www.ncturnpike.org/projects/gaston/,

The Turnpike Authority recently provided the following information on the Citizens Informational Workshops:

Mecklenburg County:
Wednesday August 6, 2008
Olympic High School
4301 Sandy Porter Road
Charlotte, NC 28273
East Side of Gaston County:
Thursday August 7, 2008
South Point High School
906 South Point Road
Belmont, NC 28012
West Side of Gaston County:
Monday August 11,2008
Gastonia Adult Recreation Center
519 W. Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia, NC 28052
The North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) proposes to improve east-west travel through Gaston County by constructing a new toll facility between 1-85 west of Gastonia and 1-485/NC 160 in western Mecklenburg County. This workshop series will present updated maps and information on the alternatives to be studied in detail in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. An Updated Purpose and Need Statement and the Alternatives Development and Evaluation Report also will be available for review.
The NCTA is authorized to study, develop and construct up to nine toll roads in the state. The Gaston East-West Connector is one of five projects currently being studied.

NOTE: Participants are encouraged to drop in at any time between 4:30pm and 7:30pm for any of the workshops. All three workshops will present the SAME information and displays. Children are welcome to accompany their parents or guardians. For more information, please visit www.ncturnpike.org/projects/gaston/ or call 1.800.475.6402 or email gaston@ncturnpike.org

See also:  Garden Parkway, Steele Creek Road Widening on Long Range Road Plans (1/23/2008)