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This Week at NCDOT: Winter Weather Prep, Fort Liberty, Senator Harry Brown Highway Dedication



RALEIG​H - 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.​

Winter Weather Prep

​NCDOT crews across the state have been preparing for winter weather.

Every county maintenance crew began preparations early in the fall by repairing and testing equipment, reviewing snow removal routes, performing dry runs and checking salt and sand supplies.

The state agency has over 2,000 specially trained employees and hundreds of trucks that can be used to remove snow and ice from roads.

For detailed safety tips this season, head to and search “Winter Weather​.”

Fort Liberty

In Fayetteville, new Fort Liberty signs have gone up over major routes. 

In all, 86 directional signs were updated for the sprawling military base, which officially changed its name in June. 

NCDOT spent about $160,000 on manufacturing the aluminum signs and using a contractor to recently install them. 

Senator Harry Brown Highway Dedication

A section of the U.S. 17 Bypass in Jones County is now known as the Senator Harry Brown Highway.  

This week, NCDOT leaders, officials, family and friends dedicated a section of the highway between Pollocksville and Maysville in Brown’s honor. 

A native of Jones County, Brown was instrumental in funding the U.S. 17 Bypass.


12/8/2023 9:41 AM