Latest North Carolina Department of Transportation News

Contractors to reinforce dune to protect Ocracoke roadway

Feb. 13, 2020 10:17 AM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — Contractors will soon be placing sandbags along a stretch of N.C. 12 on North Carolina's Outer Banks to protect the road from getting washed out again. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Thursday that the North Carolina Department of Transportation is using the sandbags to...

Rockslide closes North Carolina highway after heavy rain

Feb. 7, 2020 4:16 AM EST

TOPTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina highway was expected to be closed during the day Friday while crews cleared debris from a rockslide that may have been triggered by heavy rain. Removal of mud and debris from the slide began Thursday on U.S. Highway 19/74 in the Nantahala Gorge, the North Carolina...

CSX-Virginia rail deal also means good news for N Carolina

Dec. 24, 2019 5:12 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A multi-billion-dollar deal between CSX Corp. and Virginia to improve passenger rail service to and from Washington, D.C., also includes good news for efforts to run high-speed trains between Virginia and North Carolina. The freight railroad has agreed to let the North Carolina...