Audit finds inaccuracies with NCDOT advance construction report

By Johnny Kampis Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — The state auditor said in an examination released Wednesday, May 26, that the N.C. Department of Transportation’s sloppy record keeping led to inaccurate reports on advance construction. That type of construction allows for road projects to be financed with federal highway money administered by the Federal Highway Administration…

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Brunswick County REALTORS® participate in NCDOT Spring Litter Sweep to help clean up Brunswick County’s roads

SHALLOTTE, N.C. – Members of the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) recently did their part to clean up Brunswick County’s roadsides.  Over the course of two days, ten teams of volunteers gathered over sixty bags of trash between Southport and Calabash as part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Spring Litter Sweep program. “Our…

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Swat-A-Litterbug Web Application Launches

RALEIGH – Litter conscious North Carolinians now have a new way to report litterers through a simple, mobile-friendly web application.   The new Swat-A-Litterbug app will allow users to easily report when someone sees trash being thrown from a vehicle. The owner of the vehicle will receive a formal notification from the N.C. State Highway Patrol…

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NCDOT to Assist with Debris Removal from Brunswick County Tornado

OCEAN ISLE BEACH – The N.C. Department of Transportation will help its neighbors with the removal of debris from the tornado that came through Brunswick County last month. Starting Monday morning, department and contract crews will begin pickup of vegetation, like tree limbs, in the Ocean Ridge Plantation neighborhood and areas nearby. Residents should place the…

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North Carolina running out of room to borrow for road projects

by Andrew Dunn, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — North Carolina may run out of room to borrow money for transportation projects in just a few years, according to a new report released this week by State Treasurer Dale Folwell. This puts in jeopardy the state’s Build NC Bonds, a $3 billion transportation package approved in 2018.…

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Bridge Preservation Contract Awarded in Pender, Duplin Counties

BURGAW – The life of two southeastern North Carolina bridges will be extended thanks to a recently awarded contract by the N.C. Department of Transportation.  Buckeye Bridge LLC contractors will rehabilitate the Duplin County bridge on N.C. 903 over Interstate 40, constructed in 1987, and the Pender County bridge on U.S. 117 over I-40, built in…

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Contracts Will Replace Two Duplin County Bridges

Contracts awarded to NC construction company DUPLIN COUNTY – Two bridges in Duplin County will be replaced after two contracts were awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The bridges are structurally deficient, meaning they are safe but have components in poor condition due to deterioration. Work to replace the bridge on N.C. 11 over Maxwell Creek…

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Commission recommends 40% funding increase for North Carolina DOT

by Johnny Kampis, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Less than a year after an audit of the N.C. Department of Transportation found massive overspending, a blue-ribbon panel is recommending the department get a 40% budget hike. The N.C. First Commission recently suggested that state transportation should get an additional $2 billion annually to deal…

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Report: Airports Contribute $61 Billion, 373,000 Jobs to N.C. Economy

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s publicly owned airports contribute $61 billion to the state’s economy each year and support 373,000 jobs, according to a report released by the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation. Airports and aviation-related jobs also provide $15 billion in personal income and contribute $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenues…

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