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RALEIGH - On Nov. 1, public workshops called charrettes will begin in Moore County giving residents the opportunity to create a vision for their county's transportation needs.

The results of the charrettes will be used by the Moore County Transportation Committee (MCTC) to help shape Moore County's Comprehensive Transportation Plan.

Already, public input has been strong and impassioned from the eastern part of the county, and the MCTC hopes these vocal citizens will inspire the rest of Moore County to voice its concerns, ideas and opinions about transportation needs and priorities.

"We've been very fortunate that residents east of U.S. 1 are engaged, committed and passionate about transportation solutions in their area," said N.C. Department of Transportation Engineer Frances Bisby. "I hope the rest of the county participates just as much. The MCTC wants to make this plan truly represent all Moore County residents."

NCDOT, the Moore County Planning and Community Development Department, the Triangle Area Rural Planning Organization, municipal leaders and other stakeholders that make up the MCTC are banking on public input to develop the transportation plan.

"This is Moore County's plan, and we're excited to see residents already taking ownership," Moore County Commissioner Jimmy Melton said.

Residents unable to participate in the charrettes can share their opinions online at The website also hosts videos, maps and other resources.

"We don't want anyone to be left out of this process," Melton said. "The MCTC is just a resource to make the public's plan a reality. Every voice and every idea matters."

The following is the schedule for the charrettes:

Nov. 1:  Pinehurst Fair Barn

200 Beulah Hill Church Road South, Pinehurst

3 -5 p.m.


Nov. 1: Aberdeen Lake Park Recreation Station

301 Lake Park Crossing, Aberdeen

6 -8 p.m.


Nov. 2: West End Senior

126 Old West End School Lane, West End

1 -3 p.m.


Nov. 2: Carthage Community Building

203 Barrett St., Carthage

6 -8 p.m.


Nov. 3: Cameron Fire Department

170 Red Hill Road, Cameron

1 -3 p.m.


Nov. 3: Village of Pinehurst Assembly Hall

395 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst

6 -8 p.m.


Nov. 4: Douglass Community Center

1185 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.


Each charrette will provide the same information. Seating is limited by facility capacity.


2/13/2018 4:26 PM