RALEIGH The N.C. Department of Transportation invites the public to share their thoughts on a proposed network of multimodal transportation corridors that will form the backbone of the state's transportation system.
The proposed Strategic Transportation Corridors move most of North Carolina's people and goods, and connect critical centers of economic activity and international air and sea ports to support interstate commerce. A study launched by NCDOT more than a year ago has mapped out these high-priority corridors, based on three main factors, which include:
Providing essential connections to national transportation networks critical to interstate commerce and national defense;
Allowing significant inter-regional movements of people and goods across the state; and
Supporting economic development and efficiency of transport logistics.
NCDOT is launching a 60-day public comment period on Friday, Oct. 3, during which citizens are urged to review the results of the study and share their feedback. The STC policy and map showing the corridors is available online. Comments may be submitted by emailing Kerry Morrow, Statewide Plan Engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the NCDOT customer service line, 1-877-DOT-4YOU, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The comment period will close Tuesday, Dec. 2.