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NCDOT Seeks Public Input Regarding Allowing Twin Trailers on Section of N.C. 147 in Durham and Wake Counties

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to allow trucks with twin trailers to use N.C. 147 between N.C. 540 in Wake County and T.W. Alexander Drive in Durham County for use by truck tractors with twin trailers. This notice is to solicit interest in holding public hearings in Wake and Durham counties to provide for public comments regarding this designation proposal.

Trucks with twin trailers are currently prohibited from using this route, but per state law that can be changed under the following conditions:

  • A traffic engineering study clearly shows the road can safely accommodate and has sufficient capacity to handle twin trailers;
  • A determination of the public convenience and need for this designation; and
  • A public hearing is held or the opportunity for a public hearing is provided in each county the designated highway passes through and consideration is given to the comments received prior to the designation.

NCDOT has determined the first two requirements have been met and is asking citizens if they would like public hearings regarding the proposal.

Anyone desiring that a public hearing be held may make a request by email or letter to Lisa N. Avery (, Traffic Safety Project Engineer, 1561 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1561 by October 19, 2012.If additional information is needed, contact Ms. Avery at (919) 773-2893.

For additional information regarding designation, please visit the following website:


2/15/2018 5:25 PM