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DOT plans I-95 meeting in Wilson next week

N.C. Department of Transportation will hold four meetings along the Interstate 95 corridor, including one in Wilson, to discuss the highway's future.

The open house in Wilson will be Tuesday, May 14, any time between 4-7 p.m., at the Bill Ellis Convention Center, 2904 Forest Hills Road.

The other three meetings will be Monday, May 13, at Johnston Community College, Smithfield; Monday, May 20, at Robeson Community College, Lumberton; and Tuesday, May 21, at Halifax Community College, Weldon.

Attendees at all four meetings will learn about the results of the I-95 EconomicAssessment, as well as the next steps in the process of improving the highway.Attendees will be able to discuss the study one-on-one with NCDOT officials inan informal setting and will also have the opportunity to submit writtencomments or questions.

NCDOTis studying the many possible ways to fund improvements on I-95 and how thoseways will impact the economy of the interstate’s corridor.

For more information on the meetings, contact NCDOT Feasibility Studies Unit Head Derrick Lewis at (919) 707-4663 or via email at dlewis@ncdot.gov, or Cambridge Systematics Director of Transportation Economics Paula Dowell, Ph.D. at (404) 460-2606 or via email at pdowell@camsys.com.