Online driver license renewal, mobile offices and more now available through NCDMV; and avoid traffic by finding an alternate way to get to the N.C. State Fair
The following are highlights from the past week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. Several of the below stories are also featured in our weekly newscast, N.C. Transportation Now, which can be viewed by clicking here
Governor Pat McCrory announced this week that online driver license renewal will now be available statewide by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The improvement is part of the governor's "Driving Change" initiative which is focused on improving customer service at the DMV through technology and increased efficiencies.
Also through "Driving Change," Mobile Offices were unveiled at the North Carolina State Fair this week. The mobile offices are designed to better reach remote areas and enhance customer service. They are the first of their kind in the nation.
The annual North Carolina State Fair is underway, and that means a lot of traffic heading for west Raleigh through Oct. 25. That extra traffic means slow travel conditions in the area for I-40 and I-440, as well as other roads around the fairgrounds. Motorists not attending the fair are encouraged to avoid the area and seek alternate routes away from the fairgrounds, if possible.
Drivers are strongly advised to plan their route ahead of time so they do not get caught in lengthy traffic jams. Heaviest traffic conditions are late afternoons into evenings and all day on the two weekends of the fair. For those wanting to avoid traffic and parking issues, local transit agencies and Amtrak are ready to help out with park-and-ride services from numerous locations.
For more information on N.C. Transportation Now, contact the N.C. Transportation Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on N.C. Transportation's online newsroom