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Bypass Updates

(Southern Environmental Law Center Press Release - August 28, 2014) Three citizens groups today called on the North Carolina Department of Transportation (“NCDOT”) to terminate its contract for the $850 million Monroe Bypass after the president of one of the contractors pleaded guilty to federal criminal fraud charges.   Carl Andrew “Drew” Boggs, the President of Boggs Paving Inc., pled guilty today in the federal district court for the Western District of North Carolina.  Mr. Boggs is the last in a series of Boggs Paving executives to plead guilty to the charges.

(Charlotte Observer - July 22) A second Boggs Paving executive pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in connection with charges that the company received more than $87 million in road projects by misrepresenting the role a minority-owned contractor played in the work.