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This Week at NCDOT: SASHTO Awarded Projects, DMV Saturday Hours, Fall Litter Sweep


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.

SASHTO Awarded Projects

Every year, the Southern Association of State Highway Transportation Officials recognizes transportation projects that make their communities safer, advance mobility and improve responses to natural disasters. 

This year, NCDOT won three regional awards out of a pool of 19 projects nominated by nine states.

The recognized projects included the Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project, the flood warning system for transportation, and the Durham East End Connector/Interstate 885 project.

NCDMV Saturday Hours

There are only two Saturdays left to get license and ID services this summer.

In June, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles added service hours at 16 driver license offices across the state on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m.-noon.

The final Saturday these offices will be open this summer is Aug. 26.

To find a location with weekend hours near you, go to​ and search “Saturday hours,” or go to the NCDMV Office Locations page.

Fall Litter Sweep

It’s almost that time of year again. Every spring and fall, NCDOT asks volunteers across the state to help remove litter.

The Department’s Fall Litter Sweep​ is set for September 16-30. During the Litter Sweep, volunteers across the state take time out of their schedules to collect litter along North Carolina roadways.

In addition to the volunteers, NCDOT maintenance crews devote one week of their time to pick up litter and collect the trash bags from the volunteer pick-ups. For more information, go to
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​


8/18/2023 10:24 AM