Rider Skills Days are now available for motorcyclists, a new Diverging Diamond Interchange prepares to open in Kernersville, and an NCDOT employee receives recognition for encouraging STEM education and careers
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, NCDOT Now, which can be viewed by clicking here
NCDOT and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are encouraging motorcyclists to sign up for Rider Skills Days, part of BikeSafe-NC. Rider Skills Days are classes that assess current driving skills and offer tips on how to make the ride safer and more enjoyable.
Held at various locations around the state, Rider Skills Days include both classroom-based advice and on-road ride-outs. Topics range from motorcycle control and riding techniques, to security and what causes a collision.
Starting soon, drivers in Kernersville crossing the bridge at the intersection of Union Cross Road and Interstate 40 will now crisscross traffic lanes to get over the interstate. North Carolina's fourth Diverging Diamond Interchange is part of the $30 million Union Cross Road widening project.
NCDOT's Director of Education Initiatives Ashley Goolsby was recently recognized by Wake County Schools at the School-to-Career Volunteer Awards Ceremony on Sept. 18. Goolsby was recognized for her focus on increasing awareness amongst students of careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
For more information on NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on NCDOT's online newsroom