North Carolina DMV – This Week at NCDOT: Build NC Signed and Pollinator Week

This Week at NCDOT: Build NC Signed and Pollinator Week by
RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast. Build NC Signed by Gov. Cooper Recently, motorists have been seeing a good number of traffic cones and orange barrels as roadway improvements are underway across the state. Thanks to legislation signed this week, NCDOT will be able to continue building more highway projects sooner. Governor Cooper signed the Build NC Bond Act of 2018 in Guilford County and highlighted the importance of the new financing tool. Summer Pedestrian Safety With summer here, more people are outside which also means more pedestrians along roadways. NCDOT’s Watch for Me NC campaign is taking its safety message to the streets – and sidewalks – to remind pedestrians and drivers to be on the lookout for each other.   Last year in North Carolina, more than 2,000 pedestrians were hit by vehicles and 201 of those people died. To reduce these numbers, Watch for Me is placing safety messages in higher volume pedestrian areas via sidewalk stencils, bus advertisements and even Pandora radio. Safety tips for motorists and bicyclists are available at WatchforMeNC.org. Pollinator Week While out and about, motorists may have noticed colorful wildflowers blooming along some of North Carolina’s highways. Not only are these flower beds beautiful, but they also serve an important purpose as pollinator habitats for insects such as bees, wasps, butterflies and even birds. As part of the department’s popular Wildflower Program, specific types of wildflowers that attract pollinators are planted alongside roadways, providing safe and blooming habitats. Revenue from the sale of personalized license plates and direct contributions fund the program. People can celebrate Pollinator Week by learning more about they can help the declining number of pollinators in our state. ***NCDOT***

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