Abandonment of NC Toll Road Project Impacts Local Economy

The Gaston Gazette (Gastonia) reports that a Charlotte-based real estate company plans to sell its Gaston County land holdings near the proposed route of the abandoned Garden Parkway toll road project. A local real estate broker tells the newspaper the land is still valuable, “[b]ut without a toll road, he doesn’t see Gaston County achieving its potential growth and marketability. . . . ‘If it ever happens, it’ll be about 10 years from now,’ he said. ‘Until then, at rush hour, I-85 will be a parking lot.’”