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 Celebrates National Bike Month
NCDOT is celebrating National Bike Month in May by encouraging North Carolinians to get outside and enjoying the vast amount of cycling activities that North Carolina has to offer.
NCDOT is participating in several events to commemorate the month. Some of these include celebrating the month by holding a cycling photo contest; encouraging communities to join Bike to School Day on May 6; creating a comprehensive calendar of bike month events on Walk Bike NC. For more information on these and other events, visit our Bike Month website.
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
May is also Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. In 2013, more than 29-hundred crashes occurred in North Carolina between the months of April and October. These resulted in 118 fatalities, with the highest number of fatalities occurring in the months of June, August and October.
BikeSafe NC offers free classes with skill assessment and advice from motor officers to help make riding in North Carolina safer and more enjoyable. For more information and to find a class near you, visit www.bikesafenc.com.
Fortify Update: Final paving on I-440 West continues and should be complete early this month. Once that is finished, the final traffic pattern and resurfacing will start on I-440 East.
For more information on NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660.