Charlotte - The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.
Remembering Fallen Employees
NCDOT's Chief Engineer Mike Holder and Division Nine Engineer Pat Ivey were joined by family members of other NCDOT employees to dedicate a plaque at the I-85 rest area in Davidson County, paying tribute to NCDOT employees who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The department's Employee Memorial Program will feature similar plaques at all 61 rest areas across North Carolina to honor those employees and serve as a reminder of the public's role in highway safety.
Motorists can follow these tips when driving through a work zone:
Pay close attention to signs and work zone flaggers;
Turn on your headlights so workers and other motorists can see you;
Obey the posted speed limit in and around a work zone;
Do not change lanes in a work zone; and
Minimize distractions: Avoid changing radio stations and using mobile devices while driving in a work zone.
DMV Office Visits Union County
Also this week, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles took its newest mobile unit to the Edwards Memorial Library in Marshville.
These mobile offices offer the same services as a brick-and-mortar DMV office, and go anywhere in the state. North Carolina is first in the country to offer DMV services at mobile locations.
The mobile offices have room for two workstations, with equipment needed to complete license and ID card applications, including computers, printers, cameras, document scanners, vision and sign testers, and touch-screen testers for written driver license exams.
The mobile office in Marshville is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. To find out about locations served by the DMV mobile units, visit www.MyNCDMV.com or call (919) 715-7000.