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NCDOT: Over 10 Million Pounds Of Roadside Litter Collected This Year

NCDOT: Over 10 Million Pounds Of Roadside Litter Collected This Year

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers have collected this year more than 10 million pounds of litter from roadsides, nearly breaking the state’s record for litter collection set in 2019. This announcement comes on the heels of the two-week Fall Litter Sweep, which saw more than 418,000 pounds of roadside litter picked…read more »

NCDOT Marks National Roundabout Week

NCDOT Marks National Roundabout Week

Roundabouts can be intimidating upon first approach, but they are designed to be safer and more efficient than traditional intersections.  NCDOT’s Traffic Safety Unit found that roundabouts, which replaced intersections with 55 mile-per-hour speed limits, helped reduce crashes by 41% and fatal and injury crashes by 79%.  Though they are becoming more popular on North Carolina…read more »

NCDOT Shares Lifesaving Tips During Rail Safety Week

NCDOT Shares Lifesaving Tips During Rail Safety Week

The N.C. Department of Transportation is urging the public to pay more attention around railroad tracks and crossings as part of Rail Safety Week (Sept. 20-26). In America, every four hours a person or a vehicle is hit by a train, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In North Carolina this year, there…read more »

Wanted: Small, Disadvantaged Businesses Interested In Competing For NCDOT Contracts

Wanted: Small, Disadvantaged Businesses Interested In Competing For NCDOT Contracts

Small business owners looking to compete for state transportation contracts are invited to participate in a virtual workshop on Sept. 25. The N.C. Department of Transportation is hosting informational meetings aimed at disadvantaged businesses enterprises, which include small businesses and those companies run by minorities or women. Many small businesses may not be familiar with…read more »

Wayne County Pipe Improvements Require Road Closure

Wayne County Pipe Improvements Require Road Closure

A section of Friendly Drive west of Goldsboro will close Monday morning for approximately two weeks to allow for three drainage pipes to be replaced. State transportation maintenance crews will replace the failing crossline pipes, which are between Rosewood and Braswell roads in the Rosewood community. Friendly Drive will be closed to through traffic in…read more »

NCDOT’s Fall Litter Sweep Begins Sept. 11

NCDOT’s Fall Litter Sweep Begins Sept. 11

The 2021 Fall Litter Sweep is taking place September 11-25.​ ​​​Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September, Litter Sweep is the N.C. Department of Transportation’s biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative. Residents throughout the state participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina’s roadways.  In addition to volunteers, NCDOT maintenance crews…read more »

NCDOT Eases Roadwork For Labor Day Travel

NCDOT Eases Roadwork For Labor Day Travel

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and many across North Carolina will be traveling for their final vacation of the season.  To help ease travel over the holiday weekend, NCDOT is suspending most construction projects along interstates and U.S. routes starting today and running through Sept. 7th.   Drivers should be aware…read more »

About 16 Miles Of U.S. 117 To Be Resurfaced

About 16 Miles Of U.S. 117 To Be Resurfaced

A long swath of U.S. 117 in Wayne County will be improved with new asphalt, high-visibility pavement markings and snow-plowable raised reflectors. S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson will mill away the top layer of asphalt and resurface the four-lane highway between the U.S. 70 interchange, including its ramps, and the Wayne-Duplin county line – a…read more »

NCDOT: Over 9 Million Pounds of Roadside Litter Collected This Year

NCDOT: Over 9 Million Pounds of Roadside Litter Collected This Year

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers have collected more than 9 million pounds of litter from roadsides and are on pace to exceed the state’s record for litter collection set in 2019.    “In North Carolina, we take great pride in our natural resources, but we all have to be vigilant to…read more »

NCDOT, Local And State Officials Honor Gus Tulloss

NCDOT, Local And State Officials Honor Gus Tulloss

A former 12-year veteran on the N.C. Board of Transportation is being lauded for his commitment to improving transportation, promoting collaboration and innovation and helping communities. The Sunset Avenue bridge over Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount was dedicated Thursday to Gus Tulloss, who served on the state transportation board from 2008 until his retirement last…read more »

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