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NCDOT Wants to Hear from You about Transportation Projects in Eastern North Carolina

Open House Meeting Scheduled for Thursday in Wilson
RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to know what you think are top-priority transportation projects for eastern North Carolina. NCDOT's Division Four, which includes Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties, will hold an open-house style meeting this week to hear from residents about their ideas and gather feedback on proposed projects for the region.
The Division Four open house will take place from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in the main conference room of the Division Four Office, located at 509 Ward Blvd. in Wilson. This meeting is part of a 30-day public comment period ending Nov. 2 to determine which transportation projects should be submitted to compete with other improvements for funding in the next State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) -NCDOT's 10-year transportation plan, which is updated every two years.
Residents can drop in anytime during the meeting hours to learn more about projects the division proposes to submit for prioritization in the next STIP and provide feedback. The list of proposed new projects for Division Four can be viewed here. Residents can also submit proposals for projects, which can be as large-scale as an interstate improvement or as small as a new turn lane or intersection improvement. Proposals can be for any mode of transportation including public transit, bicycle/pedestrian, ferry, aviation and rail.
"From driving to biking; taking a train on a vacation or riding a ferry, transportation touches all residents of North Carolina," said Division Four Engineer Tim Little. "Therefore, it is vital that we get input from the public on transportation projects that are going to impact their day to day lives."
Each of NCDOT's 14 transportation divisions will hold its own open house to gather input from residents before submitting its transportation priorities for funding. Maintenance projects such as patching potholes and resurfacing undergo a separate scoring and priority ranking process. They are not a subject of these meetings.
Can't Make it to the Meeting? Here's How to Provide Your Input
Written comments related to Division Four projects can be submitted during the public comment period to NCDOT Division Four Planning Engineer Jimmy Eatmon via email at jeatmon@ncdot.gov; by mail at 509 Ward Blvd, Wilson, N.C. 27895; or by phone at (252) 237-6164. All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 2.
Local Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Rural Planning Organizations across the state also submit a list of projects to be scored. For information about the projects they plan to submit, please contact them directly.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins at jarobbins@ncdot.gov or call 919-707-6085 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

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2/15/2018 5:21 PM