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This Week at NCDOT: New 'Watch for Me NC' Partners, Safe Digging Month and More



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.

Watch for Me NC 2020 Partners

Several North Carolina communities will soon benefit from Watch for Me NC, a program that aims to reduce bike and pedestrian crashes and fatalities. 

Watch for Me NC trains law enforcement officers on how to ensure North Carolina roads are safe for everyone. The program also provides communities with materials meant to raise awareness about bicycle and pedestrian safety.

There are seven new and 23 returning Watch for Me NC communities across the state. To see the list, go to our website

Safe Digging Month

It’s National Safe Digging Month, and traditionally April brings increased construction and personal yard work, including digging

Every nine minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone decides to dig without calling 811. Remember to always call 811 before digging because striking underground utilities can be dangerous and could lead to an expensive fine.

NCDOT always calls 811 before crews start digging on any size project, and you should too.

More Information on COVID-19

We’re all working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19. And now, the state has launched a new website for people seeking information about the pandemic. Here, you can find the latest information about protecting your health, applying for unemployment and many other topics related to COVID-19. 

NCDOT is also providing updates as necessary. You can find that information and more on our website.​


4/17/2020 7:45 AM