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This Week at NCDOT: Military Cutoff Road Extension, Litter Sweep, Panther Train & NC Career Expo



​​​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.

Military Cutoff Road Extension

This week in Wilmington, state transportation officials and other state and local leaders celebrated the opening of the Military Cutoff Road Extension.

The extension adds over four miles of roadway connecting Market Street to N.C. 140. 

Years in the making, the extension will help ease traffic around the northern part of Wilmington.

Litter Sweep 

North Carolina Department of Transportation Staff did their part to keep North Carolina beautiful, by picking up litter in the Wilmington area during the Fall Litter Sweep.  

Over the past two years, NCDOT has collected nearly 20 million pounds of roadside litter.  

Although the fall litter sweep is ending, you can still play an important part in keeping our roadways clean year-round. Learn more by going to and searching “Litter". 

Panther Train

With the return of Carolina Panthers football, NC By Train is making it easier than ever to see a game.  

For select game days, football fans have two options to get to Charlotte before the 1 p.m. kickoff.  

Piedmont Train 71 will get fans to Charlotte around 9:30 a.m., with plenty of time to enjoy pre-game festivities before the 1 p.m. kickoff, and Piedmont Train 73 will get fans to Charlotte around noon. 

Visit for tickets and full train schedules. 

NC Career Expo

The 2023 State of North Carolina Career Expo will be held on Wednesday Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. 

Recruiters from NCDOT and other state agencies will be available   to chat with and interview participants. Participants can also learn about career opportunities during several information sessions. 

For more information, visit this webpage.

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

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10/2/2023 11:41 AM