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Work has begun on a $29 million project to replace the Laurel Fork Bridge in Ashe County, NC. A full park closure to all uses in the immediate vicinity of the bridge is expected to be in place the week of June 6, 2022. Work is expected to take over two years to complete, with a target completion…
June 10, 2022
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has announced the implementation of an advanced flood-warning system that relies on a network of 400 river and stream gauges throughout the state. The new system will allow the NCDOT to analyze, map and communicate flood risks to roads,…
May 25, 2022
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is emphasizing the need for safe driving in work zones. Nine people have died in work zone car crashes in the first five months of this year, which is a slight increase from this time last year. By the end of 2021, a total of 29 people died in…
May 05, 2022
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in infrastructure through Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states, the…
November 19, 2021
The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) recently honored seven projects with National Roadway Safety Awards for 2021. The biennial awards program—sponsored by RSF and the Federal Highway Administration—honors "projects and programs that cost-effectively help the nation achieve progress toward…
October 11, 2021
NCDOT study finds long-life pavement markings decrease crashes
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A study from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) shows a reduction in serious crashes after rural roads were striped with long-life pavement markings. The study included the results of a pilot in which the department used thermoplastic lane markings, which according to NCDOT are…
October 07, 2021
AASHTO names 12 projects as finalists in 2021 America's Transportation Awards
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) today announced the Top 12 finalists in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The Top 12 finalists—chosen from 80 nominees from 35 state DOTs via four U.S. regional contests—now compete for the Grand…
September 24, 2021
North Carolina DOT conducting research on demolished Bonner Bridge
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is partnering with North Carolina State University (NCSU) on a research project related to pieces from the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. Girders from the now-demolished Bonner Bridge have been sent to NCSU in Raleigh to undergo stress testing at…
September 16, 2021
Complete 540 project North Carolina
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) will provide up to $499.5 million to the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) for the Complete 540 Phase 1 Project. The U.S. DOT provides Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and other surface transportation…
August 09, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a total of $250 million in federal funding allocations to 22 transit projects in the agency's Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program. FTA says the funding is meant to help communities across the country protect the jobs of workers…
June 16, 2021
North Carolina DOT, National Park Service launch autonomous shuttle
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the National Park Service this week announced the launch of the first self-driving vehicle to be tested at a recreational public lands site in the nation. The Connected Autonomous Shuttle Supporting Innovation (CASSI) was launched at the…
April 22, 2021
North Carolina DOT conducts first bridge inspection using drone
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The North Carolina DOT (NCDOT) recently used a drone for bridge inspection for the first time in the state. The Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet became the first bridge in the state inspected using a drone as part of the regular biennial inspection process. Inspection crews monitored live…
March 01, 2021