Vance County Bridge Closed; Replaced Next Year

N.C. Department of Transportation crews closed a Vance County bridge today due to the deterioration of its superstructure.  The Weldons Mill Road bridge over Sandy Creek was built in 1949 and is set to be replaced next year.  The department is scheduled to award a contract to replace the bridge in February.  Work would begin in March and be completed by the end 2021.  Traffic will use New Bethel Church, County Line, Southerland Mill and Vicksboro roads to get around the closure.  Drivers should be mindful of crews working in this area and factor the detour into their commutes.  For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.

Kerr-Tar Rural Transportation Planning Organization Meeting

The October 22, 2020 3:00 PM meeting of the Kerr-Tar Rural Transportation Planning Organization will be held electronically. The public will not be allowed to physically attend this meeting; however, the public is welcome to view or listen to the meeting via Zoom.  Click here for access information.

Members of the public who would like to make public comments during the Public Comments section of the meeting MUST register by emailing before noon on Thursday October 22, 2020. You must include your name, the phone number you will be calling from, and email address. You will be recognized for comments in the order that you registered. The time limit for each speaker will be five minutes.

Click here to view agenda and other meeting materials.

NC Moves Survey

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants your feedback for the NC Moves 2050 Plan, NCDOT’s update to the state’s long-range transportation plan.  Participate by November 9 to provide comments on the recommended actions designed to provide a responsive, connected and inclusive transportation system.  Your feedback will help guide North Carolina’s future transportation policies and investments. You can learn more about NC Moves 2050 at  Or CLICK HERE to take the survey.

Persons who do not speak English or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may, receive interpretive services by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Virtual Transportation Summit

BikeWalk NC is putting on a Transportation Summit November 5–6, 2020. This will be a virtual summit, focusing on Inclusive Transportation.  Registration for the Summit is now open.

In these times when discussions of inclusion and equity are at the forefront, transportation and mobility choices are often the beginning points for inequitable access to jobs, services, and even areas of recreation.

The Summit this year will feature the voices of many people not often heard from. There will be a panel on how to ensure the right people are at the table when discussing transportation projects that will affect them most, discussions on barriers our current transportation systems have on the visually impaired and the mobility disabled, sessions on the effects of land use choices and transportation projects on the environment, and more.

You can find more information about the program and speakers, as well as information about registration, at

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