Nick Tennyson named Acting Transportation Secretary, NCDOT interns wrap up their summer and a new interchange is coming soon on the Triangle Expressway
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
On Tuesday, July 28, Transportation Secretary Tony Tata announced that he will be stepping aside to focus on his family and his work as an author. Tata joined NCDOT in January 2013. Nick Tennyson, who has served as Chief Deputy Secretary, is now the Acting Secretary of Transportation.
This summer, various internship programs through NCDOT's Office of Education Initiatives gave hundreds of college students the opportunity to explore the world of transportation in North Carolina. Students were able to work in all aspects of NCDOT, including traffic safety management, public transportation, aviation and photogrammetry.
The Triangle Expressway offers thousands of commuters an option for faster travel time each day between I-40 and the N.C. 55 Bypass. To keep up with rapid growth in the region, NCDOT recently awarded an $18.4 million design-built contract for the construction of a new interchange on the Triangle Expressway at Old Holly Springs-Apex Road. Design work is underway and construction is expected to begin in early 2016.
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