Skyway Bridge

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Real Estate Agent with Exit Realty

There are more than a few unanswered questions about funding, planning, routes  associated with the Wilmington/Leland NC Skyway Bridge.

This bridge was the brainchild of former Governor Easley. Taking into account that another key player in this saga (Lanny Wilson) has resigned his seats on the NCDOT as well as the NCTA, I find myself thinking that the original intent of this bridge was to put large sums of money into the hands of certain well-placed individuals.

I also find it strange that funds mysteriously appeared to complete the southern leg of the I140 bypass (to connect US 17 with 74/76), while the northern leg, which would alleviate some of the Leland traffic concerns, remains unfunded. To me it feels like the previously mentioned well-placed individuals hope to keep the traffic situation intolerable until everyone is screaming and crying for this bridge.

I agree with Mayor Futch and several of the 2010 Brunswick County candidates that we need to finish current projects (especially the northern leg of the I140 bypass) before considering such a massive, expensive, and seemingly unplanned project.

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