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Tag Archives: NCDOT

NCDOT Removing Lane Closures For Independence Day Travel

NCDOT Removing Lane Closures For Independence Day Travel

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors in Wayne County and across the state will remove nearly all lane closures to reduce traffic congestion over the Independence Day holiday weekend.  Crews will remove lane closures and open all lanes where possible on interstates and highways on the morning of Thursday, June 30 and keep the lanes open…read more »

NCDOT To Close Part Of NC 42 In Wilson County This Weekend

NCDOT To Close Part Of NC 42 In Wilson County This Weekend

Starting tomorrow, the NCDOT says expect delays if you are driving in Wilson County. Officials say both directions of N.C. 42 east of U .S. 301 are scheduled to close beginning at 7 p.m. Construction crews will be installing a larger-diameter drainage pipe underneath the pavement. A detour will send motorists along Varnell Road, Weaver…read more »

Annual Campaign Reminds North Carolina Drivers To Stop Speeding

Annual Campaign Reminds North Carolina Drivers To Stop Speeding

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program is raising awareness about the dangers of speeding with the ‘Speed A Little, Lose A Lot’ campaign. They say driving too fast is one of the main causes of deaths and injuries on our roads. Speeding-related deaths have increased by 17% in the last five years. Law enforcement is using…read more »

NCDOT Gets The Green Light On US 70 Bypass To Become New Interstate 42

NCDOT Gets The Green Light On US 70 Bypass To Become New Interstate 42

The N.C. Department of Transportation has received federal approval to designate two bypass segments of U.S. 70 in Johnston, Wayne and Lenoir counties as Interstate 42. The announcement was made during a meeting of the I-42/U.S. 70 Corridor Commission in Smithfield. The commission, which advocates for improvements along this corridor east of Raleigh, includes elected…read more »

NCDOT’s Spring Litter Sweep Runs April 16-30

NCDOT’s Spring Litter Sweep Runs April 16-30

The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep from April 16-30. Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, nonprofits, churches, municipalities, law enforcement and community groups play an important role in keeping…read more »

NCDOT Sends Important Safety Message To Drivers

NCDOT Sends Important Safety Message To Drivers

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, distractions come in many forms, from cell phones ringing to passengers singing, and they can hamper drivers’ reactions to changing traffic conditions.    NCDOT is reminding everyone to stay alert on the road. When you’re behind the wheel, the only thing…read more »

NCDOT To Dedicate Bridge In Honor Of Fallen State Trooper

NCDOT To Dedicate Bridge In Honor Of Fallen State Trooper

(GDN) – North Carolina Transportation officials will dedicate the O’Berry Road bridge over U.S. 117 in honor of Trooper Nolan J. Sanders. Officials say Sanders died while on patrol when he was involved in a single-vehicle crash on March 27, 2020, on Interstate 795 outside Goldsboro. He was 28 and had been with the State…read more »

2021 Was The Deadliest Year In Two Decades On N.C. Roads

2021 Was The Deadliest Year In Two Decades On N.C. Roads

Following a nationwide trend, more people were killed in traffic fatalities in North Carolina last year than in any other year in the past two decades. The 1,755 people killed in traffic crashes in 2021 exceeded the state’s previous record of 1,704 traffic fatalities in 2007, according to preliminary data from the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety…read more »

Bridge Dedicated In Honor Of Mayor Andy Evans (PHOTO GALLERY)

Bridge Dedicated In Honor Of Mayor Andy Evans (PHOTO GALLERY)

(GDN) — A Wayne County bridge will bear the name of a well-known and loved citizen of Fremont.  Friday, the North Carolina Department of Transportation officially dedicated the “Mayor Andy Evans Bridge.”  Speakers included Town of Fremont leaders and dear friends of Evans who spoke of his dedication to family and community. Named after the…read more »

UPDATE: New Date For NCDOT Small, Disadvantaged Business Workshop

UPDATE: New Date For NCDOT Small, Disadvantaged Business Workshop

UPDATE: Due to the threat of more inclement weather, the DBE workshop in Wilson that had been set for this Saturday has been rescheduled to Feb.19. Below is the updated information. Small, women-owned and disadvantaged business owners east of Raleigh wanting to learn how to compete for state transportation contracts are invited to attend a…read more »

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