Why Tow Vehicles From a Work Zone?
Wrecked, abandoned or disabled vehicles in a highway work zone can be dangerous. To keep drivers safe and traffic moving, the N.C. Department of Transportation quickly tows vehicles from major construction projects.
How It Works
During construction, tow trucks are staged in the work zone, as well as any key alternate route. They are typically ready to respond within 20 minutes. These kind of contracts are currently being used for the widening of I-95 north of Fayetteville and I-26 near Asheville.
Tow trucks can be summoned by law enforcement, NCDOT personnel, or the department’s
State Farm Safety Patrol. If your vehicle breaks down on the interstate, dial *HP for assistance.
no charge to the owner to simply tow a vehicle to a nearby, safe location.
The vehicle owner, however, will be charged in these situations:
- Tow away and storage
- Tow away to a repair shop
- Clean up spilled debris
- Perform on-site repairs