The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in
, the department's weekly newscast.
Earlier this week, the National Weather Service issued winter storm and flash flood warnings for counties across the mountains and piedmont.
To help keep people safe and ensure critical transportation corridors stayed open, NCDOT crews were out in force salting roads, removing snow and clearing downed trees.
At the storm’s height,
- 65 roads were closed across the state;
- More than 500 NCDOT employees worked before, during and after storm;
- Nearly 1,000 trucks and graders were used; and
- Over 15,000 gallons brine, and more than 3,500 tons of salt and salt/sand mix were used to treat roads.
NCDOT officials continue to encourage people not to travel during snow events unless it is essential.
Disadvantaged Business Outreach
The N.C. Department of Transportation is working hard to make sure disadvantaged businesses know how to work with us.
On Jan. 22 and 29, the department is hosting outreach events to help small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses learn how to compete for state transportation contracting opportunities.
Contracts are available for construction and maintenance, mowing, litter pickup, tree cutting, emergency work, and snow and ice removal.
Last year’s events were attended by hundreds of people across the state.
For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on