NCDOT and SLEC Settle Lawsuit over Monroe Expressway Project

The Charlotte Observer reports, “The multi-year fight over the Monroe Expressway,” a new 20-mile tollway slated for completion in 2019, “is over. The Southern Environmental Law Center announced Monday [September 12] that its client, the Yadkin Riverkeeper, has reached a settlement with the N.C. Department of Transportation to conserve some land near the highway.” The settlement also bars new litigation concerning the project.