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.
The son of a North Carolina Department of Transportation employee who was struck and killed by a vehicle while working on the roadside is pleading for drivers to slow down and pay attention – especially in work zones.
Anna Bradshaw was picking up debris along U.S. 264 Alternate in Wilson County last August. She was holding a slowdown sign when she was struck by a vehicle and killed. One year later, Bradshaw's son, Thomas Ramirez, spoke with NCDOT about his mother, her death and his plea to drivers every time they get behind the wheel.
To learn more about driving in a work zone, go to
NCDOT.gov and search "work zone safety."
NCDOT business units are working collaboratively to make sure we're creating new opportunities for small businesses.
On July 27, NCDOT's Office of Civil Rights and its Technical Services units hosted a workshop for Small Professional Services Firms to update them on new legislation and other important information that will enable them to grow their businesses by contracting with NCDOT.
More than 90 people participated in the workshop. There were several breakout sessions, a Q&A period, and plenty of opportunities for small business operators to network.
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