Public Meetings Scheduled for Draft CTP Questions/Feedback

The Moore County Transportation Committee, the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Triangle Area Rural Planning Organization (TARPO) are co-sponsoring eight (8) informal drop-in public meetings to answer questions and solicit comments from citizens on the draft Moore County Comprehensive Transportation Plan.

The Comprehensive Transportation Plan is a long-range vision for the transportation system across Moore County and its municipalities. It includes proposed projects to cover transportation needs and meet growing traffic challenges through 2040. It covers all modes of travel, including bicycle lanes, greenways and a proposed bus route system.

County and state officials are in the final stages of completing the draft and are seeking public input. The Moore County Board of Commissioners and the municipal elected boards in the county will consider voting to approve this plan by this summer. NCDOT will also adopt the plan, and TARPO will be asked to endorse it. Once approved, projects in the plan can be scored and ranked in NCDOT’s normal process for determining which projects get built across the state.

The data-driven plan is based on the best information available, including projected traffic volume growth and population and where development is expected. This plan, if fully adopted, will replace previous transportation plans, which date to 1990 and 1996. At the request of Moore County and municipal leaders, NCDOT is assisting in the development of the plan.

The drop-in meetings schedule is as follows:

April 9                  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

April 11                 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 11                 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

April 12                 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

April 17                 3:00 pm  – 5:00 pm

April 17                 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

April 19                 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

April 23                 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Interested individuals may stop by at their convenience as there will be no formal presentation. Identical information will be presented at each meeting. Representatives will be available to provide information, answer questions and receive comments.  Written comments or questions can also be submitted at any of the meetings or later by May 7, 2018.

Study information is also available online at ncdot.gov/projects/moorechoices.

For additional information, contact Scott Walston, 1554 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699, Phone: (919) 707-0941 or by email at swalston@ncdot.gov.

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