ATLANTA -- In a move that adds about $1.1 billion to proposed state road building between now and 2001, Gov. Jim Hunt of North Carolina announced on Thursday a new seven-year state transportation master plan.

Hunt's Transportation 2001 plan also changes the way the state implements its annual seven-year projection of transportation spending. In the past, projects were completed as money became available. Under the new plan, projects are ranked, and then some are targeted for completion before new ones can be initiated.

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