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This Week at NCDOT: Fayetteville Outer Loop & Preparedness Month



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.

New Section of Fayetteville Outer Loop Complete

This week, drivers began using a new, 2.7-mile segment of the Fayetteville Outer Loop, which is Interstate 295. The highway is improving regional access to Fort Bragg, I-95 and the Fayetteville area. Over half of the 39-mile loop has been built and the rest is expected to be completed by 2026.

N.C. Preparedness Month

North Carolina has already felt the impacts from Hurricane Isaias, but we’re still in the middle of hurricane season and it is not too late to prepare for other tropical storms. Gov. Roy Cooper proclaimed August as North Carolina Preparedness Month and encouraged people to review their emergency plans and update their emergency supplies.

Hurricane season lasts through the end of November, so it is vital for communities, families and businesses to prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters. This year, it’s also important to consider COVID-19 as part of your plan. For more information go to

Participate in the 2020 Census 

NCDOT is partnering with the state Department of Administration to get the word out about the 2020 Census.

Filling out a Census survey takes less than 10 minutes but can help shape your future for the next 10 years. Census data ensures communities get money for critical needs like housing, schools, roads and health care.

People can fill out a Census survey online, by phone or mail without ever leaving home or talking to anyone in person. Federal law requires all information collected be kept confidential. To take the Census online, go to​


8/28/2020 9:39 AM