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This Week at NCDOT: DriveNC Updates and New Career Programs



​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.

DriveNC.Gov Improvements

When driving, we all want to get to our destinations safely, and quickly, too. That’s why the NCDOT continues to make improvements to

NCDOT recently updated its real-time traffic information website with new features, including: 

  • Map pins of closed roads;
  • County name and border can be visible or hidden; and
  • The locations of charging stations. 

“We really tried to make it self-serve," Kelly Wells/ NCDOT Traffic System Operations. "So, when you go to, check out the sidebar, or if you're on your phone it's at the top, and look at all the settings."

NCDOT Launches Two Career-Building Programs

The department is working hard to fill vacancies – including those that don’t require college degrees. 

NCDOT’s newest initiatives include On-the-Job Training and Transportation Apprenticeship programs to help fill the department’s overall vacancy rate of 21%. 

NCDOT's Human Resource Director Amanda Olive said, “you can come in and you will get your experience on the job. You will learn the different skills that you need to know, depending on what area you’re in.” 

“As long as you are willing to step through the door, you can take advantage of what DOT has to offer, and you can definitely succeed here," said Mike Fisher Wells, Division 6 Bridge Maintenance Engineer.  

To learn more and find career opportunities, go to the department's website

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


8/11/2023 9:30 AM