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Public Comment Opportunity for NCDOT Division 6 Projects

FAYETTEVILLE – Area residents will get a chance to learn more about the N.C. Department of Transportation’s draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at a week-long open house in Fayetteville next week. The department unveiled its proposed funding and construction plan in January with more than 1,600 transportation projects across the state.

The list includes 17 new projects and two accelerated ones for Highway Division 6, which covers Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett and Robeson counties. Projects were selected based on technical data, as well as input from local officials and the public. A list of the projects in the draft plan and additional information is available on this NCDOT website.

The transportation plan is updated every two years. Projects scheduled in the first five years are considered committed, while projects in the final five years of the draft 10-year plan will be re-evaluated again as part of the development process for the 2022-2031 plan. That process will start later this year.

Each of the department’s 14 highway divisions are hosting a week-long public comment opportunity on the projects in the current draft plan.

In Division 6, it will be from Feb. 25-March 1 at the division’s main office at 558 Gillespie St. in Fayetteville during normal business hours. The contact is Darius Sturdivant, who may be reached at 910-364-0600.

The sessions will serve as opportunities for interested residents to review maps and handouts about the projects, ask questions of local NCDOT staff, and submit comments.

People who can’t visit the office that week may submit their comments online through April 15.

The Board of Transportation will consider adopting the plan this summer.

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