RALEIGH – 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.
Salem Parkway Opens
Drivers in the Triad are enjoying a much-anticipated reopening of a
stretch of highway in downtown Winston Salem. Salem Parkway, formerly known as Business 40, opened to traffic Sunday, nearly six months ahead of schedule.
The project included bringing about a mile of U.S. 421 up to current standards, replacing nine bridges and constructing two pedestrian bridges.
Although the road is open, there is still considerable work needed to complete the project, so drivers should still use caution as it remains an active work zone. Transportation officials plan to hold a formal ribbon cutting later this year when that work wraps up.
Robeson County Vision Zero Update
For the second straight year, the number of traffic deaths decreased in Robeson County. Robeson County
Vision Zero, a coalition of community and state leaders who want to reduce roadway deaths, formed two years ago to work on possible solutions.
Robeson County consistently has had the worst overall crash ranking in the state. NCDOT reports 43 people died in crashes across the county in 2019, down from the past couple of years.
NC Moves 2050 Survey Reminder
NCDOT wants to build a transportation system people want, need and will use. So, what is it that you want? Take the short survey on ncdot.gov and share what’s important to you. You’ve got until Feb. 14 to
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