Traffic study shows TC’s future

By DEUCE NIVEN

    Traffic on highways in the Tabor City is well below capacity, but that won’t last forever, a proposed Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) under review by the North Carolina Department of Transportation shows.
    Public reviews of the plan will take place during Tabor City Council and Columbus County Commissioners meetings on Oct. 6 and 14 respectively, with the potential for state adoption of the plan as early as November, NCDOT spokesman Allen Serkin told commissioners last month.
    Unlike the state’s Transportation Improvement Plan, which sets priorities and identifies funding for proposed projects, the CTP is a long-range “needs list” with no dollars attached, Serkin said.
    Tabor City’s plan will be incorporated into Columbus County’s CTP, adopted in 2007, Serkin said, because the town’s plan involves areas outside the municipal limits.
    Tabor City’s plan was last adopted in 1990.
    For more on this story see today’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online. Look here for the complete traffic study.

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