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This Week at NCDOT: NC Moves Survey, Drone Partners, Election Signs, Veteran's Day

​R​ALEIGH – 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.

NC Moves 2050 Survey

After nearly two years of getting feedback from people across the state, the department has developed draft recommendations for NC Moves 2050: North Carolina’s 30-year transportation plan.

Now, we are giving people one final opportunity to comment on those draft recommendations and take a survey that will be used to craft the final transportation plan. You have until Nov. 9. 

Groundbreaking Drone Work to Continue at NCDOT

NCDOT plans to continue working with its federal partners to find new and innovative ways to use drones for critical transportation needs.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that NCDOT will be one of the participants of BEYOND, the FAA’s new drone program that replaces the program that ended in October after a three-year run. The department’s participation in the drone program has focused on using drones for package delivery and bridge inspections.

Election Signs Must be Removed

Election Day has passed, so we’re reminding people it is time to take down election signs in the right of way of state-maintained roads. All signs must be removed by Nov. 13 – 10 days after the election. NCDOT can remove and dispose of any election signs still in the right of way after the deadline. 

Veteran's Day Next Week

Next Wednesday is Veteran’s Day – a day that honors military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

One way NCDOT honors those who currently serve or have served is with the Blue Star Memorial Marker Program. The program began in 1944 with garden clubs planting thousands of trees, but has since expanded to include highway markers across the nation. There are 54 large Blue Star Memorial Highway markers in North Carolina.

​NCDOT thanks veterans for their service to our country.


11/6/2020 8:37 AM