KFP: Transportation Committee votes against median

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.

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