Transportation officials will hold public meetings around the state next month to get feedback on the State Transportation Improvement Plan.
NCDOT will present proposed projects in each of the state’s 14 divisions and receive public comment on which projects should be top priorities. The State Transportation Improvement Plan identifies funding for projects and schedules them for construction for a 10-year period.
Four public meetings will be held in eastern North Carolina:
· June 12, 4-6 P.M. at the NCDOT Division 2 Office in Kinston (includes Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt counties.)
· June 12, 5-7 P.M. at the NCDOT Division 3 Office in Castle Hayne (includes Brunswick, Duplin, Onslow, New Hanover, Pender and Sampson counties)
· June 12,5-7 P.M. at the NCDOT Division 4 Office in Wilson, 5-7 P.M. (includes Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash and Wilson counties)
· June 14, 5-7 P.M. at the NCDOT Division 1 Office (includes Camden, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank, Bertie, Hertford, Northampton, Chowan, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties)
In April, NCDOT released data scores for more than 2,100 transportation improvement projects across the state, in the first round of an evaluation process to determine which projects will be scheduled for construction. NCDOT also identified 77 high-scoring Statewide Mobility projects that will be programmed for funding over the next decade.
The public comment period begins June 4 and ends July 9. A draft list of the top-scoring projects will be released in August.