NCDOT in the “Top 12" finalist in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition

Here’s how you can help get them to the finish line.

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is in the running for a $10,000 grant. The portal for the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards is now open for voting.

NCDOT staff and emergency management personnel presented a new plan to improve the transportation system in the state — that means keeping roads in good condition for drivers’ and passengers’ safety. The flood warning system helps monitor thousands of bridges and culverts across the state, including major roads like I-40. The grant would improve the system by:

  • Allowing crews to know when flood waters will or are impacting critical points on the roads
  • Positioning and dispatching resources more effectively so that NCDOT staff can respond to flood-induced disruptions and resolve the issue more quickly
  • Monitoring and reporting in real-time which road, bridges, and culverts are more vulnerable

The voting period will close at tomorrow, Nov. 14 at 11:59 p.m.