Because we do have a robust and growing economy, the population in our distract is growing an average of sixty-four people per day, and in the next decade, our population is expected to double. We need to ensure that our DOT road funds are not mismanaged, or worse, robbed to pay for special interest programs. Having smart policies in place to protect our major thoroughfares will not only help increase traffic flow but make our roads safer for motorists. To achieve those goals, we need to reinstate the funding for the expansion of 401 as well as support the super highway plans for US 1 North which will make NC attractive to businesses and create more jobs for North Carolinians.