by David Anderson
Kinston Free Press
Committee votes 6-1, encouraging DOT to hold construction until “access concerns” settled
Members of the Lenoir County Transportation Committee voted 6-1 Wednesday for a resolution encouraging the N.C. Department of Transportation to hold off building a median along U.S. 70 East until all “access concerns” are dealt with.
Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy, a voting member of the committee, put forth the resolution in the wake of a long-running local controversy over the proposed median.
It will now go to the Lenoir County Commissioners and Kinston City Council for a vote.
Lenoir County Commissioner J. Mac Daughety, who chaired Wednesday’s meeting, cast the lone vote against the resolution. He did not speak in detail about why he was against the resolution.