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This Week at NCDOT: Executive Order, Litter Efforts and DBE Outreach

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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.

Executive Order 246

Severe weather events are happening more often in North Carolina, and NCDOT is building more resilient infrastructure to be ready for these events. 

Resiliency is about how we prepare for, recover from, and, where we can, withstand impacts from storms. 

While NCDOT is rebuilding around the state with larger pipes, more culverts, and higher and longer bridges, we understand the need to be more proactive in addressing the causes of these changes to our climate.

The Governor’s Executive Order 246 enables NCDOT to share data and use our planning experts who will support our efforts to develop a clean transportation plan in coordination with state and local partners. 

Litter Efforts

NCDOT forces and volunteers collected about 13 million pounds of litter from North Carolina’s roadsides last year, a record the department never wanted to break.  

To help keep North Carolina’s roadsides clean, always:

  • Secure your load;
  • Keep trash in your vehicle until it can be disposed of properly; and
  • Pick up litter when you see it.

Disadvantaged Business Outreach

On Jan. 18, 22 and 29, NCDOT is hosting outreach events to help small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses learn how to compete for state transportation contracting opportunities. Visit to learn more.

For more information about NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on