Public invited to share thoughts on NCDOT's planned projects

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UNION COUNTY - According to the Enquirer-Journal in Monroe, Union County residents have 30 days to share their thoughts on the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s reprioritized list of planned transportation projects.

The Charlotte Region Transportation Planning Organization consists of elected officials from Union, Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. CRTPO communicates transportation needs to NCDOT officials.

A new 2013 law revamped how the NCDOT prioritized projects for the next five years. The new strategic transportation investment program assigned points to projects with the largest need and impact using quantitative data and local input.

"Prioritization is NCDOT's decision-making tool for developing the next Transportation Improvement Program, which is a listing of projects to be delivered within an upcoming five-year work program," CRTPO's website states.

CRTPO invites the public to share opinions about what projects appear on the list and the priority those projects received.

The biggest projects benefiting Union County are improvements to U.S. Highway 74.

Visit CRTPO’s reprioritization project website by clicking here. To learn more about NCDOT’s strategic investment program, click here.