The Road to Opportunity and Development or ROAD Act was introduced by U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, both Republicans from North Carolina, and U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, both Democrats from Virginia.
U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-North Carolina, introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives.
According to a preliminary copy of the bill, the legislation would designate U.S. Route 64 from Raleigh through Rocky Mount, Williamston and Elizabeth City, to U.S. 17 in Norfolk as a “high priority corridor.”
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