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This Week at NCDOT: NCDMV REAL ID Days and Airport Grants

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.


Starting next year, federal agencies will enforce tougher security standards at airport check-ins, federal buildings, military installations and nuclear sites. REAL IDs will make it easier for people to pass through these security checkpoints.

To help citizens, the NCDMV is hosting several REAL ID express days on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
•    March 23 and April 13: West Raleigh
•    March 30: Kernersville
•    April 27: East Greensboro
•    May 4: Hendersonville

People will be able to convert their current driver license or ID cards to REAL IDs or complete an express service such as a renewal, duplicate or get an ID card.

To see when a REAL ID day is coming to your area, and learn which documents to bring with you, visit

Airport Grants

North Carolina’s airports not only help connect people, but also contribute $52 billion dollars to the state’s economy every year. To help these airports continue growing, the North Carolina Board of Transportation approved $5.3 million in funding for safety improvements to seven airports.

Some of the upgrades include a new weather station, stronger paved areas and new hangars that will make the airports safer for pilots and more appealing to new customers.

To learn which airports and projects have been approved, click here.

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

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