BRADENTON, Fla. — The North Carolina Turnpike Authority expects to move forward as soon as possible with the remainder of the financing for its second toll road following Tuesday’s final judgment in a federal case that stalled the project for nearly a year.

The 19.7-mile Monroe Connector, which will create a limited-access bypass around heavily congested U.S. 74 from Monroe to Charlotte, is estimated to cost $719 million.

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