Drivers traveling on North Carolina roadways are likely seeing what has become an election year tradition – a lot of campaign signs.  A state law passed in 2011 allows campaign signs to be placed in the state road right of way as early as 30 days before the start of early voting, which starts on…

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RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast: Fall Litter Sweep Canceled NCDOT needs your help after ongoing impacts from COVID-19 have canceled the department’s Fall Litter Sweep. Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of…

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The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program (NCGHSP) is working with researchers this month to determine the statewide official seat belt use rate. “Researchers will be observing several areas, primarily our larger metropolitan: Mecklenburg County which has experienced a sharp decline of nearly eight percent,” said Mark Ezzell, NCGHSP Director. Researchers with N.C. State’s Institute for…

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RALEIGH – To be open and transparent and to comply with Session Law 2019-251 of the N.C. General Assembly, the N.C. Department of Transportation will issue a news release each Friday publishing the weekly “NCDOT Cash Watch Numbers” report, which is a snapshot of NCDOT expenditures. For holidays when NCDOT offices are closed, the release…

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RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. New Section of Fayetteville Outer Loop Complete This week, drivers began using a new, 2.7-mile segment of the Fayetteville Outer Loop, which is Interstate 295. The highway is improving regional access to Fort Bragg, I-95 and the Fayetteville area. Over half of…

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RALEIGH – Three transportation projects in North Carolina are among the best in the Southeast, according to a regional transportation organization. The Surf City Bridge Replacement, the Marc Basnight Bridge/Herbert C. Bonner Bridge Replacement and a project to use drones to deliver health care supplies were recognized this week with America’s Transportation Awards from the…

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RALEIGH – As people across North Carolina are using greenways and trails in record numbers, their input is needed to develop the Great Trails State Plan.  The Great Trails State Plan is a state Department of Transportation-led effort to identify existing trails and define what actions need to take place to connect those trails statewide.…

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