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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Citizens provide input for state NCDOT projects

Citizens learned how the N.C. Department of Transportation planned to prioritize various projects in Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Sampson counties and provided their input at a public meeting on July 31. 

This is the next step in the implementation of the Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) law, signed by Gov. McCrory last summer. The law allows the NCDOT to make better use of its revenues to fund more investments, create jobs and help boost the economy. The projects include major improvements on state-maintained roads such as South College Road, Market Street and Oleander Drive.

Earlier this year, each of the NCDOT’s 14 divisions across the state developed a list of their top priorities. Now, the districts will prioritize their potential projects by assigning each one a number of points. The point values will then be used in a formula to determine which projects will be included in the NCDOT’s 10-year work plan for the entire state.

 View a list of Division 3 preliminary projects and scores

Citizens who missed the meeting and want to help prioritize transportation projects in the southeast region can provide comments by calling Division Planning Engineer Patrick Riddle at 910.341.2000 or by visiting the STI public meetings webpage and filling out an online form. The completed form can be emailed to or printed and mailed to: Patrick Riddle, Division Planning Engineer, 5501 Barbados Blvd., Castle Hayne, NC, 28429. The deadline to submit the form is August 15. 

This is one of the only other methods of funding major transportation projects in the City of Wilmington, other than a transportation bond.

 Hear more about transportation from Councilmember Laura Padgett.

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