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N.C. Department of Transportation to Dedicate Portion of N.C. 49 to Talmadge S. Baker

what:Dedication of portion of N.C. 49 from southwestern Asheboro City limits to the intersection with U.S. 64 in Randolph County to the Honorable Talmadge Baker.
when:Thursday, Aug. 25, 3 p.m.
where: Asheboro Regional Airport, 2222 Pilots View Road.
details:N.C. Transportation Chief Deputy Secretary Walt Gray and State Board of Transportation member Patrick Molamphy will be joined by local officials, Mr. Baker and his family.

Talmadge Baker has retired as the Randolph County Director of N.C. Cooperative Extension. He served as an Asheboro City Councilman for 24 consecutive years, and Mayor Pro Tem for four years before retiring in December 2015.

Baker was elected as director of the National I-73/I-74/I-75 Corridor Association, a position he held for 18 years. The organization is dedicated to the economic success and quality of life in the six-state corridor by pursuing the planning, construction, and maintenance of Interstates 73/74 and 75.

During his leadership on the Transportation Advisory Committee for the Piedmont Triad Rural Planning Organization, Baker has advocated for projects important to Asheboro, Randolph County and the Piedmont Triad region which have been included in the State Transportation Improvement Program. Baker has served on the Transportation Advisory Committee for the PTRPO (Piedmont Triad Rural Planning Organization) since its inception in 2002 until present. He was Chairman from 2003 until December 2014.

The dedication in honor of Baker is coming at the request of the City of Asheboro City Council, the Randolph County Board of Commissioners and the Piedmont Triad Rural Planning Organization, and was approved by the State Board of Transportation this past May.

Contact Peggy Beach, Communications Officer, pebeach@ncdot.gov, 919-707-2662

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2/19/2018 7:48 AM