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This Week at NCDOT: Traveler Information Grant; Work Zone Memorial; Research & Innovation




​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.

NCDOT Wins Grant to Expand Traveler Alert System

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the NCDOT a $1.5 million grant. The grant will allow NCDOT to expand its real-time traveler alert system. 

The grant comes from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s new Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation program.

North Carolina Work Zone Awareness Week

The National Work Zone Memorial will be unveiled next week at the Northampton County Welcome Center. The traveling memorial honors people who died in work zones and includes a tribute to NCDOT's Anna Bradshaw.

Bradshaw was killed when a motorist struck her while she was working in Wilson County work zone last August. 

The traveling memorial will be on display at the rest stop as part of North Carolina Work Zone Awareness Week April 3-7. An event is planned for April 3 to encourage safe driving in work zones.

NCDOT Innovation and Research Summit

Research and innovation are big priorities as the transportation world faces huge changes in the coming years.

This week hundreds of transportation professionals and university researchers came together in Raleigh for the 4th Annual NCDOT Research and Innovation Summit.

The two-day summit at N.C. State’s McKimmon Center showcased innovative research results, technologies and practices.

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


3/31/2023 12:20 PM