NCDOT


VIDEO: Controlled Demolition Blows Center Span of Old Outer Banks Bridge

The last remaining center span of one of North Carolina's most famous bridges went up in smoke and flying debris on May 27 as part of a controlled explosion. Contractors blasted the final remaining horizontal section of the old Herbert C....


North Carolina DOT Needs Skilled Workers, Will Offer Free Training

There is a little-known advantage to western North Carolina's Interstate 26 construction in Buncombe and Henderson counties — free training for new workers. Through the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), people in underserved communities are eligible to attend highway construction trade academies (HCTA)....


UMA to Break NCDOT Record for Largest Square Footage of Soil Nail Wall

UMA Geotechnical Construction, a North Carolina-based geotechnical contractor serving the Mid-Atlantic Region, is working on a project that will become the largest square footage of soil nail walls done under a single contract in North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) history....


NCDOT Approves Dozens of Road Improvements Across Central North Carolina

Tarheel State residents need to get ready for road construction in 2021, as the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) gave the green light to dozens of road projects in the central part of the state in early January....


NCDOT Awards Several Road, Bridge Contracts

In the two days before Christmas, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) played Santa Claus by presenting Tarheel drivers and out-of-state motorists with several upcoming road improvement projects statewide as well as an upgrade to a coastal bridge....


NCDOT Has Not Abandoned Plans to Widen I-95 in Robeson County

Plans to widen Interstate 95 in Robeson County still are in motion, with all of them fully funded and construction scheduled to begin in 2022, said a spokesman of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)....


Wilmington, N.C.'s Hampstead Bypass Work Delayed Again

Wilmington, N.C.,'s Hampstead bypass has been delayed once again. The North Carolina Board of Transportation voted unanimously Oct. 8 to delay work on the long-awaited bypass along with scores of other projects throughout the state....


North Carolina Approves $700M in Bonds for Road Construction

North Carolina state officials approved the issuing of $700 million in bonds Oct. 6 to support road construction and repairs. The 10-member Council of State unanimously passed a resolution that initiates the Build NC bonds sale, part of a $3 billion transportation package approved by the General Assembly in 2018....


NCDOT Awarded First-Ever Waiver for Drone Bridge Inspections

Drones are the N.C. Department of Transportation's newest tool in maintaining the safety of the state's bridges and other infrastructure. The Federal Aviation Administration on Oct. 2 approved a waiver that allows NCDOT to operate unmanned aircraft systems beyond visual line of sight while conducting bridge inspections....


N.C.'s Transportation Funding Could Be Short for Another 30 Years

North Carolina's transportation needs exceed its resources, members of the NC FIRST Commission said Sept. 21. Ward Nye, co-chairperson of the commission, explained that the state's funding model could continue to cause project delays for the next 30 years....






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