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3/31/2015: 5 New Members of Board of Transportation Sworn in; 3 Members get New Terms

5 New Members of Board of Transportation Sworn in; 3 Members get New Terms

Posted 3/31/2015 5:24:28 PM

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation added five new members as they were sworn in for four-year terms by N.C. State Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony in Raleigh. Three other members of the Board were sworn in to extend their service with another term. The new members are: Sandra Fountain - Division 3 - Sampson, Duplin, Onslow, Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick counties; Terry Hutchens - Division 6 - Cumberland, Harnett, Bladen, Robeson and Columbus counties;Patrick Molamphy – Division 8 - Moore, Lee, Chatham, Randolph, Hoke, Montgomery, Richmond and Scotland counties; Tracy Dodson - Division 10 - Mecklenburg, Union, Anson, Cabarrus and Stanly counties; andWalter Debnam Jr. – Division 14 - Cherokee, Clay, Macon, Graham, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, Jackson, Haywood and Swain counties. The returning members are: Major General Hugh Overholt – Division 2 – Member since 2009 - Carteret, Jones, Lenoir, Greene, Pitt, Beaufort, Craven and Pamlico counties; "Gus" Tulloss – Division 4 – Member since 2008 - Johnston, Nash, Wayne, Wilson, Edgecombe and Halifax counties; and Andrew Perkins  - At Large – Member since 2003. Nineteen men and women from across the state make up the N.C. Board of Transportation and work with NCDOT staff members to make decisions about transportation priorities. ***NCDOT***
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Pictured in photo (from left to right): Andrew Perkins, Patrick Molamphy, Tracy Dodson, Walter Debnam Jr., Hugh Overholt, Sandra Fountain, Terry Hutchen, Gus Tulloss, Justice Paul Newby.
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5/1/2012: N.C. Board of Transportation Monthly Meeting to be Held in Greensboro

N.C. Board of Transportation Monthly Meeting to be Held in Greensboro

Posted 5/1/2012 3:17:37 PM

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation will hold its May meeting in NCDOT’s Transportation Division 7 from Wednesday, May 2 to Thursday, May 3. In addition to the Board’s regular meeting, members will tour TIMCO, Honda Jet and FED-EX Air at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. They will also tour the High Point Depot in High Point, the J. Douglas Galyon Depot and the Gateway Center in Greensboro. To access the full agenda, click here: Attachment. This is the second out-of-town board meeting this year. The purpose of holding the meetings across the state is to enable the members of the Board to see transportation projects in the communities where they occur, to hear suggestions and concerns related to transportation policy, and gain more specific insight into emerging transportation trends and patterns that have the potential to impact all areas of the state. ***NCDOT***
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9/30/2011: NCDOT AWARDS $2.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO REPAIR MORE THAN 67 MILES OF PRIMARY ROADS IN BRUNSWICK, NEW HANOVER AND PENDER COUNTIES

NCDOT AWARDS $2.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO REPAIR MORE THAN 67 MILES OF PRIMARY ROADS IN BRUNSWICK, NEW HANOVER AND PENDER COUNTIES

Posted 9/30/2011 2:40:27 PM

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to repair more than 67 miles of primary roads in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. The $2.7 million contract was awarded to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work can begin as early as Oct. 31 and be completed by May 18, 2012. The contract covers more than 67 miles of primary roads including U.S. 17, U.S. 74/76 and N.C. 130 in New Hanover County and U.S. 117/N.C. 132 and U.S. 17 Business in Pender County. Also, eight miles of U.S. 74/76 in Brunswick County will be repaired. This is one of 12 contracts totaling $91.3 million awarded by Conti in September for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law, and came in at 3.6 percent, or about $3.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 416 highway contracts totaling $3.3 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. ***NCDOT***
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9/30/2011: NCDOT AWARDS $54.3 MILLION CONTRACT FOR I-295

NCDOT AWARDS $54.3 MILLION CONTRACT FOR I-295

Posted 9/30/2011 1:12:24 PM

RALEIGH — N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to build an additional section of I-295, also known as the Fayetteville Outer Loop. A $54.3 million contract was awarded to R.E. Goodson Construction Co. of Darlington, S.C. Work can begin as early as Oct. 31 and be completed by July 15, 2015. The contract includes grading and paving more than 1.9-miles of I-295 from Yadkin Road to west of N.C. 24 (Bragg Boulevard). Work includes an interchange at All American Freeway. This section will connect Bragg Boulevard to All American Freeway. This is one of 12 contracts totaling $91.3 million awarded by Conti in September for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina. The contracts were awarded to the lowest bidders, as required by state law, and came in at 3.6 percent, or about $3.4 million, below NCDOT estimates. According to the Federal Highway Administration, every $1 million spent on transportation creates 30 jobs, and according to the construction industry, every dollar invested in transportation generates $6 in economic impact. Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office in January of 2009, NCDOT has awarded 416 highway contracts totaling $3.3 billion to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to jobs and educational opportunities. ***NCDOT***
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8/2/2011: N.C. BOARD OF TRANSPORTATION MONTHLY MEETING TO BE HELD IN WILMINGTON

N.C. BOARD OF TRANSPORTATION MONTHLY MEETING TO BE HELD IN WILMINGTON

Posted 8/2/2011 8:45:16 AM

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Transportation will hold its August meeting in NCDOT’s Transportation Division 3 from Wednesday, Aug. 3 to Thursday, Aug. 4. In addition to the Board’s regular meeting, members will tour the N.C. State Port Authority. They will also tour the new Wave Transit (Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority) Forden Station in Wilmington. To access the full agenda, click here. This is the first out-of-town board meeting this year. The purpose of holding the meetings across the state is to enable the members of the Board to see transportation projects in the communities where they occur, to hear suggestions and concerns related to transportation policy, and gain more specific insight into emerging transportation trends and patterns that have the potential to impact all areas of the state. ***NCDOT***
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