North Carolina Department of Transportation


NCDOT to Widen, Raise I-95 Through Lumberton to Prevent Floods

Torrential rain from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 sent the Lumber River over its banks onto Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., closing the East Coast's main north-south highway for several days. Just two years later, it happened again after Hurricane Florence....


NCDOT Calls On Lane Construction to Improve I-440 With $365M Project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is overseeing a $365 million undertaking known as the I-440 and Blue Ridge Road project. The improvements to I-440, between just south of Walnut Street in Cary and north of Wade Avenue in Raleigh, are being made to improve traffic flow, access and efficiency....


NC I-26 Interchange for Pratt & Whitney Site Could Cost Up to $35M

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is fast-tracking a new interchange on Interstate 26 south of Asheville as part of the economic development package surrounding the new $650 million Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine parts plant currently under construction....


NCDOT Widens Strategic Highway

In an effort to improve traffic, construction crews in North Carolina are working on a stretch of I-40 from Raleigh to the I-40/NC 42 interchange in Clayton. The $360 million project was designed to help ease congestion and delays, make travel safer throughout the area and better accommodate motorists due to future growth....


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....


Report Reveals Six Million Cars Use Deficient Bridges in North Carolina Each Day

Motorists traversing the Tarheel State must contend with increasing traffic, particularly in the urban areas of the state, but also driving across thousands of bridges in moderate to dire need of repair....


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)....


Amid Challenges, N.C Freeway Interchange Remains on Schedule

It is now been almost nine years since contractors first began to transform the interchange at I-40 and I-77 in Statesville, N.C., 40 mi. north of Charlotte. With only an expected year-and-a-half left before the two-phased freeway project is finished, crews from two different construction companies have made quite a few upgrades to each interstate as well as several streets and roads feeding to them and the interchange....


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....