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This Week at NCDOT: Hurricane Season, Operation Firecracker, Equipment Roadeo



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.​​

Hurricane Season​

With hurricane season underway, North Carolina Department of Transportation crews are prepping for future storms. 

Staff across the state is ensuring equipment like trucks and chainsaws are running properly and taking inventory of important signage as well.

In the case of an event, our crews will be ready and we want you to be ready, too.

Before, during and after a storm - make sure to visit for real-time travel information.

Operation Firecracker

The July 4th holiday is fast approaching, and North Carolina officials want to encourage you to be safe during your celebrations.

NCDOT joined its law enforcement partners at Falls Lake in Raleigh for this week’s launch of the “Operation Firecracker Booze It & Lose It” and “Operation Dry Water” campaigns.

These campaigns raise awareness of the dangers of drunk driving – using increased patrols to crack down on impaired drivers on roads and waterways.

For boating safety tips and information on the “Dry Water” campaign, visit  

Equipment Roadeo

Hundreds of NCDOT employees from the mountains to the coast recently participated in the Equipment Operators Safety Training Conference – or “Roadeo” – at the state fairgrounds.

After finishing first in their respective highway divisions, these employees competed in the statewide event – showcasing their skills in a friendly competition, operating heavy equipment in seven categories.

The event promotes work zone safety, employee morale and teamwork.​


7/7/2023 12:54 PM