RALEIGH – Twelve North Carolina communities have been named finalists for the 2022 N.C. Department of Transportation Mobi Awards, which recognize the state’s best projects that combine several modes of transportation.
The winners and honorable mentions in this year’s competition will be recognized at a luncheon on May 4 in Raleigh.
“Multimodal projects are important in all size communities in North Carolina,” said Julie White, NCDOT’s deputy secretary for Multimodal Transportation. “All of these projects connect people to places and make our state more accessible, attractive and economically competitive. We can’t wait to honor this year’s winning projects.”
This year’s Mobi Awards finalists are:
- City of Creedmoor for the Cross City Trail
- Town of Jamestown for the East Fork Pedestrian Bridge and Sidewalk
- Southwestern Rural Planning Organization for the Dillsboro Bridge
- Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Old Fayetteville Road Multiuse Path and Resurfacing Project in Leland
- Davidson County Airport for Runway 6 Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System
- Jackson County for the Old Cullowhee Road Bridge
- Rocky Mount Metropolitan Planning Organization for the CCX-The Carolina Connector
- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation for the Little Sugar Creek Greenway
- Town of Chapel Hill for the Franklin Street Temporary Lane Reallocation
- Charlotte Area Transit Agency for the CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar Project
- Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Fayetteville Greenway Network
- City of Concord for the Hector H. Henry Greenway – Riverwalk
All modes of transportation – including aviation, bicycle and pedestrian, ferries, highways and rail – were represented from an impressive pool of contest nominees. Projects nominated for awards came from North Carolina towns, cities, counties, colleges, metropolitan planning organizations, rural planning organizations, public transportation systems and airports.
A panel of distinguished judges selected winners in five categories – Rural, Urban, Small Urban, Large Urban and Innovation. Each of these projects was scored based on how well the project spurred economic development, created jobs or improved public health or made other unique and significant contributions. All this year’s entries were also placed in a sixth category -- Most Voted Project. Those projects were placed online so the public could select a winner.
This year’s awards luncheon will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, 500 Fayetteville St. Media are invited to attend this year’s event. All others are asked to register in advance at the 2022 NCDOT Mobi Awards website.
For more information, visit the NCDOT Mobi Awards website.