NCDOT to suspend projects during holiday weekend, Labor Day "Booze It and Lose It" campaign kicks off and public meetings are coming up for the passenger ferry study
RALEIGH - 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 Aims to Help Travelers Save Time, Money Over Labor Day Weekend
As families travel to enjoy the final holiday weekend of summer, NCDOT will suspend most road construction activities on major routes across the state to help make their trips a little smoother. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations safely and efficiently, while cutting down on fuel consumption and costs.
NCDOT will put most construction projects on hold along interstate, N.C. and U.S. routes from 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, until 9 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Labor Day "Booze It and Lose It" Campaign Kicks off at Highway Safety Symposium
Hundreds of local law enforcement officers and officials gathered in Concord earlier this month for the North Carolina Highway Safety Symposium. This annual event provides valuable information from local and national experts on highway safety issues.
The symposium also concluded with the official kick off of the 2015 Labor Day "Booze It and Lose It" campaign through the Governor's Highway Safety Program. The campaign runs through Sept. 7 and is focused on getting drunk drivers out from behind the wheel.
Ferry Division To Host Public Meetings On Passenger Ferry Study
Midway through a study on the possibility of passenger-only ferry service directly between Hatteras and Ocracoke Village, NCDOT's Ferry Division will host two public meetings on the topic next week.
The scheduled meetings will take place:
Monday, Aug. 31, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Ocracoke Community Center
Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum
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.