The N.C. Department of Transportation's Public Involvement team is an essential element in the development of transportation projects.
Whenever a transportation project is proposed by NCDOT, the agency's Public Involvement team begins gathering comments from people who could be impacted by construction in their area.
These public comments are used in a variety of ways, including:
Assisting in the decision-making process about the proposed project by NCDOT
Acknowledging and addressing all federal and state requirements
Addressing the concerns of residents and business owners impacted by the project
The Public Involvement team also reaches out to the public as it:
- Engages residents through public meetings (both virtual and in-person)
Encourages feedback from residents using Public Engagement portal email, postcards/mailers, and other forms of communication
Promotes community involvement and seeks out community concerns