This Week at NCDOT: North Carolina’s First Turbine Interchange Wins Industry Awards Friday, August 14, 2015

Employee rescues driver in Vance County, I-485/I-85 Interchange receives two industry awards, new terminal opening soon at Albert J. Ellis Airport and employees rally to support the family of Grey Bailey

RALEIGH — The following are highlights from the past week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. Several of the below stories are also featured in our weekly newscast, NCDOT Now, which can be viewed by clicking here.

NCDOT Employee Credited with Saving Driver’s Life
A department employee is being credited by Vance County Emergency Services with helping save the life of a driver who crashed into a pond off Warrenton Road in Vance County on Monday morning. Jay Mozingo, who works in the department’s Youngsville office, helped get the driver out of the water and to safety.

I-485 and I-85 Interchange Receives Two Transportation Industry Awards
Earlier this summer, NCDOT opened the final stretch of I-485 around Charlotte, and with it, a turbine interchange connecting I-485 and I-85.

The interchange is the first of its kind in the state and is now a southeast regional winner in the America’s Transportation Awards “Under Budget” category. The project also received the National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America.

New Albert J. Ellis Airport Terminal Opening Soon
Construction is wrapping up on a new terminal at the Albert J Ellis Airport in Onslow County that will make it easier for Marines and their families to travel back home.

The new terminal is part of a $46 million project to replace all of the buildings at the airport and make other improvements to the facility. NCDOT contributed approximately $2.5 million to the overall improvement project.

Local NCDOT Employees Raise Money to Support Family of the Late Grey Bailey
Employees in NCDOT’s Division Four, which includes Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties, have joined together to make the loss of an employee easier on the loved ones he left behind.

For more information on NCDOT Now, contact the NCDOT Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on NCDOT’s online newsroom.


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