July 14, 2024 12:08 am
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New Transportation Plan Aims to Ease Johnston County’s Growing Pains

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Johnston County, one of the fastest-growing areas in North Carolina, has announced a new comprehensive transportation plan to address the needs of its rapidly increasing population. With a 36% population growth over the last decade, local officials are focusing on improving infrastructure to accommodate the surge in residents.

The plan, set to be discussed at an open house on June 4, includes projects like widening North Carolina Highway 42, enhancing bicycle and pedestrian paths, and expanding public transportation and rail infrastructure. County officials emphasize the challenge of keeping up with the rapid growth, noting the urgency of improving roads since 83% of residents rely on driving. This transportation plan is a crucial step in ensuring the county can meet future demands effectively.