LAKE WYLIE--The N.C. Turnpike Authority wants public comment on the proposed Gaston East-West Connector, or Garden Parkway, project through July 21. The Garden Parkway project, begun in 1989, recommends a route running 21.9 miles from I-485 at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to I-85 in western Gastonia, costing $1.18 billion to $1.42 billion.
More information is available at ncturnpike.org. Online groups also have information at gastonsecc.com, stopthetollroad.com and buildthegardenparkway.com. Information can be e-mailed to project engineer Jennifer Harris, North Carolina Turnpike Authority, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoned in at 800-475-6402.