FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/20/2013 8:25:13 PM by admin admin
Contact: Communications Office, 919-707-2660
NCDOT Seeks Public Input Regarding Designating U.S. 17 between U.S. 17 Business in New Hanover County and U.S. 74/76 in Brunswick County as a Twin Trailer Route
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Transportation is proposing to designate U.S. 17 between U.S. 17 Business (Market Street) in New Hanover County and U.S. 74/76 in Brunswick County for use by truck tractors with twin trailers. The department is soliciting interest in holding public hearings in New Hanover and Brunswick counties and asking citizens if they would like to provide public comment.
Such designation is allowed by N.C. general statute (§20-115.1 (a)) under the following conditions:
- A determination of the public convenience and need for the trucks;
- A traffic engineering study which clearly shows the road can safely accommodate and has sufficient capacity to handle twin trailers; and
- A public hearing or the opportunity for a public hearing is held in each county the route passes through.
NCDOT has determined the first two requirements have been met.
Anyone desiring that a public hearing be held may make a request by email or letter to Lisa N. Avery (firstname.lastname@example.org), Traffic Safety Project Engineer, 1561 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1561 by March 22, 2013. If additional information is needed, contact Ms. Avery at (919) 773-2893.
For additional information regarding designation, please visit the following website: https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/safety/Teppl/Pages/Teppl-Topic.aspx?Topic_List=T52.
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