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This Week at NCDOT: Safety City at the N.C. State Fair, Officer Ryan A. Hayworth Bridge Dedication, N.C. Works Partnership Conference, Vote for NC!


​​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.​​

Safety City at the N.C. State Fair

With the North Carolina State Fair in full swing, the Department of Transportation remains focused on safety.   

The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program and law enforcement agencies statewide are once again hosting Safety City.  

Located behind the Governor Kerr Scott Building, the exhibit aims to educate citizens about vehicle safety, whether you’re on the road or water.
Safety City includes interactive displays and promotional materials to illustrate the importance of wearing seat belts, observing speed limits, avoiding distractions, and never operating a vehicle or boat while impaired.  

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Officer Ryan A. Hayworth Bridge Dedication

Over the weekend, NCDOT joined friends, family, and colleagues to honor the life of a Knightdale police officer killed in the line of duty.  

Ryan A. Hayworth was killed October 17, 2021, on Interstate 540 when his cruiser was struck by a car driven by an impaired driver. He was 23. 

A native North Carolinian, Hayworth began his career with the Knightdale Police Department in July 2021 after graduating from the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy at Wake Tech. 

The bridge on Knightdale Boulevard over I-540 is now the Officer Ryan A. Hayworth Bridge.

N.C. Works Partnership Conference

Last week, NCDOT leaders attended the N.C. Works Partnership Conference in Greensboro.  

The conference brought together workforce leaders from state and federal agencies as well as colleges and businesses.  

Staff with NCDOT’s human resources, civil rights, and historically black colleges and universities discussed the many career opportunities available for those wishing to work for NCDOT or contract with the state agency.  

Vote for NC!

Finally, don’t forget to vote for NCDOT’s flood warning system in this year’s America’s Transportation Awards competition.  

The flood warning system is a finalist. Vote here​ and help NCDOT win $10,000 to be donated to a good cause. 


10/20/2023 2:28 PM