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This Week at NCDOT: Autonomous Vehicle and Dynamic Left Turn Intersections Launch


​​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.

CASSI Pilot Program Begins

There’s a unique opportunity to test out innovative technology thanks to a partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation and N.C. State University.

CASSI, an autonomous vehicle, will be available to students, staff, faculty and visitors. The vehicle will be on campus during a 6-month pilot project, which will help NCDOT and N.C. State learn more about how this technology can be safely and effectively used in the future. 

Dynamic Left Turn Intersections

NCDOT is piloting a first-in-the-nation design that will enhance safety and improve traffic flow at busy intersections. The design is called a dynamic left turn intersection​. It will vary the number of available left turn lanes using signal phasing to reduce travel delays. One has been installed in Cary and another will be put in operation in Clayton in the spring.

Primary Election Signs

The primary election is less than a month away – March 3. If you plan to stick an election sign near a state-maintained road, the sign must be:

  • At least 3 feet from the edge of the road;
  • Shorter than 42 inches above the edge of the road’s pavement;
  • No bigger than 864 square inches; and 
  • Can’t obscure or replace another sign.

Signs must also be removed 10 days after the primary.


2/14/2020 8:47 AM