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.
National Work Zone Awareness Week
People are urged to follow the governor’s stay at home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you must travel, use caution and avoid distractions, especially in work zones. And just because fewer vehicles are on the roads, it doesn’t mean it’s time to drive faster.
National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 20-24, and NCDOT wants to keep everyone safe as transportation projects under construction continue.
NCDOT urges drivers to:
- Stay alert and pay attention to signs, work zone flaggers and their equipment;
- Avoid using mobile phones or changing radio stations.
- Obey posted speed limits and don’t tailgate
The department continues to receive reports about trash of all kinds, including masks and gloves, along North Carolina roads. NCDOT crews are using caution as they pick it up, but urge you, as always: don’t litter. We
need everyone to help keep North Carolina beautiful and safe, and it starts with each of us doing our part.
More Information on COVID-19
state’s health and human services’ web page is North Carolina’s trusted, official source to get the most accurate, up-to-date information on the coronavirus.
NCDOT is also providing updates as necessary. You can find that information and more on