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NCDOT Needs Feedback on Proposed Trail Expansion Project in Randleman

NCDOT Needs Feedback on Proposed Trail Expansion Project in Randleman

Government, Local
Map of proposed expantion from Great Trails State Implementation Report. RANDLEMAN N.C. - The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public input on plans to extend the Deep Rivier Trail in Randleman. The proposed project would extend the existing 1-mile Deep River Nature Trail in Randleman on both ends, creating a 5.6-mile trail segment along the Deep River that includes a scenic natural surface trail loop in a Deep River oxbow near Randleman Lake. The Deep River Trail expansion is one of 10 projects identified as part of the Great Trails State Implementation Report as having the most impact and being most ready for implementation. NC DOT says the projects were chosen for their equity benefits and connectivity to the larger state trails network. The project cost is est...
TRAFFIC ALERT – US-64, Near Albemarle Rd Set to Close on Feb 1st

TRAFFIC ALERT – US-64, Near Albemarle Rd Set to Close on Feb 1st

Alerts, Traffic & Roads
ASHEBORO N.C. - The N.C. DOT will close US-64, near Albemarle Rd on February 1st, 2024, for road maintenance. Starting Thursday, Feb 1st, 2024, 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. a stretch of US-64 near Albemarle Rd will be closed for road maintenance. Detours will be in place. For US-64 westbound - Turn right on Brookway Rd, turn left on Albemarle Rd take US 64 W Exit For US-64 Eastbound - Turn right on Mack Rd then turn left on Albemarle Rd take US 64 E Exit To view the alert on the NC DOT TIMS site, visit this link: https://drivenc.gov/?type=incident&id=688857
Emergency Crews Rescue Driver Stranded in Flood Water

Emergency Crews Rescue Driver Stranded in Flood Water

Breaking News
Stock Image (ungvar / Adobe Stock) FARMER N.C. – In the early morning hours emergency crews were called to rescue a driver who had become stranded in three feet of water off Old NC Hwy 49. Just after 3 a.m. Randolph County 911 dispatched Farmer Fire Department and Ash-Rand Rescue to the intersection of Moore Rd and Old NC Hwy 49 for a report of a vehicle trapped in three feet of water. Dispatch advised a short time later that the call was plotting closer to the intersection of Moore Rd and Golden Meadow Rd. The first unit from Farmer Fire Department arrived on scene at around 3:16 a.m. and an Ash-Rand Rescue unit was departing its base with a boat at around the same time. At 3:20 a.m. first responders on scene advised that Ash-Rand Rescue could cancel as the driver was out ...
TRAFFIC ALERT – Moving Closure on I-73/74

TRAFFIC ALERT – Moving Closure on I-73/74

Alerts
ASHEBORO N.C. - The N.C. Dept of Transportation (NCDOT) is warning drivers of a rolling roadblock on I-73/74 near Old Farmer Rd, Sunday (11/19/2023) between the hours of 9:30 am and 11:30am. Incident Details Location: I-73 (I-73/74) Both Directions in Randolph County at Mile Marker 73 to 74, In Asheboro, Near Old Farmer Road Start: 11/19 @ 9:30 AM End: 11/19 @ 11:30 AM Description: A contractor for Duke Power (Lee Electric) will be upgrading existing power lines that are currently crossing I-73/74 at the overpass of Old Farmer Rd. A rolling roadblock will be used until the work is complete. This work will take place on Sunday (11/19/2023) between the hours of 9:30 am and 11:30am and should only last momentarily once the rolling roadblock is set up. E...
Temporary Traffic Signal Coming to Highway Intersection Near Megasite

Temporary Traffic Signal Coming to Highway Intersection Near Megasite

Traffic & Roads
JULIAN N.C. - The N.C. Department of Transportation will be installing a temporary traffic light on the southbound exit ramp for U.S. 421 at Hwy 62 in the coming weeks to help relieve traffic from the Megasite.  In the coming days crews working for N.C. DOT will install a temporary traffic signal at the U.S. 421 Southbound exit ramp with N.C. 62. On Nov. 20th, the new signal will be activated to help mitigate traffic congestion associated with construction at the Greensboro Randolph Megasite. The signal will remain in place until the new interchange at U.S. 421 and Julian Airport Road is completed in August of next year. Motorists are advised to stay alert when approaching the new traffic pattern.
N.C. Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Speeding 

N.C. Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Speeding 

Traffic & Roads
(Credit: Acme News Archive) RALEIGH N.C. (NC DOT) – The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program is reminding drivers to follow the speed limit as part of 'Operation Crash Reduction' from Oct. 9-15.  The annual campaign enforces safe driving during one of the deadliest months of the year for fatal vehicle crashes. Motorists may notice increased law enforcement efforts to crack down on speeding motorists and bring awareness to unsafe speeds in communities statewide next week, including radar operations and speed display signs.  “Ensuring the safety of all drivers is our highest priority,” said Mark Ezzell, director of the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “We are urging everyone to slow down and obey the posted roadway signs. The choices you make behind the wheel can...
Impaired Driving Campaign to Include More Law Enforcement Patrols

Impaired Driving Campaign to Include More Law Enforcement Patrols

Government, Traffic & Roads
Credit: NC DOT RALEIGH N.C. (NC DOT) – State and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the next two weeks as part of the “Labor Day Booze It & Lose It” campaign, officials announced at a campaign launch Monday in Davidson County. Increased patrols and checkpoints will be conducted statewide starting today through Sept. 10, to keep impaired drivers off North Carolina roads. North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein helped lead Monday’s kickoff event at the Davidson County Rest Area off Interstate 85 South. “Keeping people safe has to be job one for all of us,” Stein said. “If you drink and drive, you will get caught. Protect yourself and others – never operate a motor vehicle if you’ve been drinking.” The “Booze It & Lose It” campaign aims to elimina...
TRAFFIC ALERT – Planned Nighttime Closure of US 421 This Week

TRAFFIC ALERT – Planned Nighttime Closure of US 421 This Week

Traffic & Roads
Credit - TomTom / Microsoft LIBERTY N.C. - Nightly closures are planned for a stretch of U.S. 421 in Randolph County this week so contractors can work on a bridge. Monday & Tuesday Southbound US-421 will be closed with a detour on Monday (8/21/23) and Tuesday (8/22/23) nights from the hours of 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM to allow crews to set bridge girders for the construction of a new bridge at the Julian Airport Road interchange currently under construction. South Bound traffic will detour onto Shiloh Road and will follow Shiloh Road back to US 421 South Bound. Detours will be signed to assist motorists. View incident on NC DOT website Thursday & Friday Northbound US 421 will be closed on Thursday night (8/24/2023) and Friday night (8/25/2023) between the ...
Be Safe, Don’t Drink and Drive — On the Road or the Water

Be Safe, Don’t Drink and Drive — On the Road or the Water

Government
Mark Ezzell, director of the N.C. Governor's Highway Safety Program, encouraged people during Wednesday's event to enjoy the Fourth of July responsibly and if you're going to drink, don't drive any vehicle. (Provided by NC DOT) RALEIGH N.C. (NCDOT) – People should celebrate and have fun this Fourth of July, but if you drink don’t operate an automobile or boat. That was the message from traffic safety officials and law enforcement officers at Wednesday’s launch in Raleigh of anti-drunk driving campaigns aimed at automobile drivers and boaters.  Officials were at the Falls Lake Upper Barton Creek Boating Access Area in Raleigh for Wednesday morning’s launch of the “Operation Firecracker Booze It & Lose It” and “Operation Dry Water” campaigns.  “We want people to ha...
NCDOT Urges Safety Around Railroad Tracks

NCDOT Urges Safety Around Railroad Tracks

Traffic & Roads
If there is an emergency at a railroad crossing, call the number on the blue sign at the crossing. (NC DOT) RALEIGH N.C. (NC DOT) - State transportation officials are reminding people to stay off railroad property because it is illegal and dangerous. “Railroad property and tracks are for trains and are not for walking, jogging or any form of trespassing,” said Jason Orthner, director for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Rail Division. “This time of year, students are also taking senior and prom pictures. We strongly urge photographers to not trespass on railroad property.” NCDOT’s Rail Division also urges people to follow these tips: Pedestrians should always cross the railroad at safe, legal crossings such as bridges, underpasses, and railroad crossings with signage....