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This Week at NCDOT: Sampson County Highway Dedication, Office of Civil Rights Opportunities Tour, Disaster Recovery Workshop


​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.

Sampson County Highway Dedication

On Wednesday, NCDOT staff joined state and local officials to honor Jefferson B. Strickland, a lifelong resident of Sampson County. 

The section of North Carolina Highway 24 between Underwood and Dixie roads now bears Strickland’s name.   

Strickland held various roles in public office and was instrumental in developing and ​widening N.C. Highway 24 to better serve the community’s growing transportation needs.

Office of Civil Rights Opportunities Tour
Speaking of growth, NCDOT’s Office of Civil Rights recently held its second Opportunities Tour: Conversations to Contracts outreach event at the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh.  

These bilingual workshops are for small construction and professional services firms who want to improve their businesses and learn how to work with NCDOT. 

Register now for the remaining two upcoming workshops by visiting the NCDOT Public Events page​. ​

Disaster Recovery Workshop

Calling all businesses. Did you know NCDOT needs businesses who are ready to work on disaster recovery projects? 

Join the NCDOT Office of Civil Rights for a Disaster Recovery workshop on Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. – noon at NCDOT’s Division 5 Traffic Services office in Durham.  

Learn key strategies and highway division requirements so YOU can be ready for contracting opportunities with our agency. For more information call 984-236-1245 or email​​​

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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