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Public invited to comment on proposed transportation projects

Through July 9, North Carolinians can weigh in on which regional and local transportation projects should be top priorities in the State Transportation Improvement Program –- a 10-year plan that identifies funding for projects and schedules them for construction.

The NC Department of Transportation combines data and local input to determine which projects will get built, using a formula to focus funding on projects that will reduce congestion, improve safety and promote economic growth.

Of interest to Tyrrell County residents are projects to four-lane U.S. 64 from Columbia to Alligator River and to upgrade N.C. 94 between Columbia and Fairfield.

An interactive map of all projects across the Tar Heel State can be found at

https://www.ncdot.gov/strategictransportationinvestments/2020-2029.html

The website will lead viewers to a short on-line survey for comment on the proposed projects.

And a public meeting to receive comments is scheduled for June 14, 5-7 p.m., in the NCDOT Division 1 Office at 113 Airport Drive, Edenton. Contact person there is Brooks Braswell at 252-482-1873.