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DOT wants feedback on transportation plan

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants your feedback on its Draft 10-Year State Transportation Improvement Program, This is the first plan developed under the new Strategic Transportation Investments law, which established the Strategic Mobility Formula.

NCDOT will hold a regional meeting on Tuesday, April 21, in Kernersville for Division 9, which includes Rowan, Stokes, Forsyth, Davie and Davidson counties. The informal meeting will be held at the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Conference Room at 1398 Carrollton Crossing Drive in Kernersville from 4 to 7 p.m. It’s a chance for the public to stop in, ask questions and provide feedback on the process the department used to develop the draft plan.

Anyone who cannot attend a session in person, can view the materials and submit their comments electronically through MindMixer, an online public engagement tool. They will also have the option of participating through a webcast on April 23 during the statewide information session. Webinar details will be posted on both MindMixer and the Strategic Transportation Investments law public meetings page.

During the past year and a half, the Transportation Department has been working with the legislature, local planning organizations, and other stakeholders across the state to implement the law and develop the 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Program.

The Transportation Department is asking the public to provide feedback on:

  • The process to develop the plan and ideas for improvement
  • The variety and geographic diversity of the projects

The 2016-2025 draft plan is one of the department’s most comprehensive programs ever. The document includes 1,073 projects across all transportation modes and all 100 counties.

The Board of Transportation is expected to approve the Final 2016-2025 plan in June, which will be the final step in implementing the law. Feedback from the information sessions will be used by the Prioritization Workgroup to determine changes to the process for the next round of project prioritization and development of the 2018-2027 plan.

The state will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Anamika Laad at alaad@ncdot.gov or 919-707-6072 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

The state also will provide interpretive services upon request for persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English. Anyone requesting these services should do so prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

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