Bill Would Remove NCDOT Restraints on Property Owners. 540 Loop Toll Road Could Be Delayed.

The News & Observer (Raleigh) reports that “legislators are poised to drop all Map Act restrictions on development along the paths of future road projects. A bill [HB 959] emerged [on June 28] to address the N.C. Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this month that the N.C. Department of Transportation was effectively taking private property without paying for it.” Final legislative action on the bill could come this week.

WRAL-TV News says the bill, if passed, will delay state highway construction projects, including the proposed Highway 540 loop toll road.