At the Feb. 28 Stallings’ town council meeting, the council continued to push forward with its plans to improve Monroe Rd.
Town manager Brian Matthews updated the council about the proposed project and discussed the next steps in bring the road improvements to fruition.
Matthews and his staff composed a resolution to be sent to the N.C. Department of Transportation that indicated improvements to Monroe Rd were the top priority of Stallings.
The town was allotted money by DOT to make road improvements. In order to get the ball rolling on those possible improvements, the town must designate to DOT what they want to spend the money.
“Our statement is very generic, it just says that we would like our money spent on Monroe Road,” Matthews said.
Previously Stallings and Indian Trail agreed to send two similar resolutions designating improvements to Monroe Road as both towns’ main concern.
With Monroe Road extending through Stallings and Indian Trail, both towns believe they have a better chance of convincing the state to make the improvements if they presented a united front.
It is unlikely DOT would fund improving only short stretches of Monroe Road.
“Indian Trail met and adopted a resolution, we essentially took their resolution and tired best to reword it to fit what this council discussed,” Matthews said.
DOT ultimately decides which projects will be funded.
“The next step is to get an answer from DOT on what they will or won’t do,” Matthews said.