- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

MURPHY, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina transportation department has awarded a contract to build a bridge to the site of a casino under construction in Cherokee County.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (https://avlne.ws/1m94nTA) the bridge is being constructed just off U.S. 19-23-74 east of Murphy.

The transportation department says construction is to begin next month and should be finished by mid-November.

The agency will later award a contract for a road near the casino.

The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians broke ground on the casino in October. The casino and a hotel are expected to create 900 jobs.



The new complex is about an hour southwest of the tribe’s larger casino and hotel in Cherokee.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com

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