Best of the Best at NCDOT
NCDOT periodically highlights projects or initiatives that demonstrate environmental
stewardship and streamlining.
North Carolina’s River Basin Signage Program
A partnership between the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the North
Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the River Basin Signage
Program has posted "river basin signs" along highways throughout North Carolina. The
program has also identified the river basin boundaries on the State Transportation Map.
The signs and map are all part of a statewide educational program to raise awareness
of the importance of North Carolina’s river basins. Road signs have been placed along
highways in each of the seventeen river basins within North Carolina.
To learn more about this program or to find out what river basin you live in,
Environmental Initiatives at NCDOT
Click here for an on going list of environmental initiatives, practices, and projects
being implemented within NCDOT. This list encompasses over one hundred environmental initiatives,
including descriptions and general information.
Environmental Best Practices at NCDOT
Click here to find out more about some outstanding environmental practices, including
pictures and general information of projects throughout North Carolina’s fourteen transportation divisions.
FHWA’s Environmental Excellence Awards for North Carolina
NCDOT nominated twelve outstanding projects in 2003.
Click here to learn more about them.
The Road Beacon Conservation Award
In 2002 NCDOT was awarded the Road Beacon
Conservation Award for the efforts creating
a 2,500 acre preserve
in Hoke County for the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker.
Articles on NCDOT’s Environmental Activities