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NCDOT to Hold Public Hearing This Month Regarding Designating a Section of the U.S. 17 Windsor Bypass as a Twin-Trailer Route

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to designate a section of the U.S. 17 Windsor Bypass between U.S. 17/U.S. 13 Business (Water Street) and U.S. 17 in Bertie County for use by truck tractors with twin trailers. A twin trailer is a truck that hauls two trailers, one behind the other. A public hearing to gather input from local residents will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Windsor Community Building, located at 201 South Queen St.Designating a road for use by twin trailers is allowed by N.C. general statute (20-115.1 (g)) under the following conditions: A determination of the public convenience and need for the trucks; A traffic engineering study which clearly shows the road can safely accommodate and has sufficient capacity to handle twin trailers; and A public hearing or the opportunity for a public hearing is held in each county the route passes through. NCDOT has determined the first two requirements have been met. This hearing will fulfill the third requirement.All statements and comments from the hearing will be recorded and transcribed. Anyone desiring additional information may contact NCDOT Traffic Safety Project Engineer Lisa Avery by email at lavery@ncdot.gov, by phone at (919) 773-2893, or by mail at 1561 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1561.NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to attend this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact NCDOT Human Environment Unit Public Involvement Group Leader Jamille Robbins by email at jarobbins@ncdot.gov, by phone at (919) 707-6085, or by mail at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598.Additional information regarding this proposed designation can be found here.

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2/19/2018 7:50 AM

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