Transportation Planning

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) maintains the majority of public roads in the State. The state maintained road system in North Carolina includes over 79,000 miles of roadway. NCDOT conducts all planning, design and construction of roadways in Vance County. The County does not currently maintain any roads for public purpose. NCDOT coordinates much of its transportation planning efforts for the County through the Kerr-Tar Regional Planning Organization. Vance County is part of this RPO which includes Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance and Warren Counties and their municipalities. Vance County, like all local governments in the RPO, participates in the preparation and prioritizing of project lists for the:

  • Comprehensive Transportation Plan” for the City of Henderson and Vance County which serves as a vision for the future transportation system (adopted locally August 6, 2012; awaiting NCDOT final approval);
  • “Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)” which lists projects proposed for the next seven (7) years.

Beyond the RPO process, Vance County also works directly with NCDOT. County staff works with NCDOT district and local county engineers on projects within the County by providing feedback and keeping track of project progress. Vance County has an appointed Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC is comprised mostly of local government elected officials who meet regularly to:

  1. Discuss local transportation issues;
  2. Receive updates from the NCDOT district engineer regarding progress on projects (Transportation Improvements Projects (TIP) and secondary road projects); and
  3. Take input from the public regarding its concerns and issues related to transportation.

Local Projects

NCDOT’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a federally mandated transportation planning document that details transportation improvements planned for the next seven years.  NCDOT organizes the STIP by highway divisions.  Individual projects within Vance County are listed under Division 5 within the link above.

The purpose of the Secondary Road Improvement Program is to finance paving and improvements for secondary roads throughout the state.

For further information on local transportation projects and planning actvities, see the Kerr-Tar COG Transportation page.

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Contacting the NCDOT (NC Department of Transportation)

NCDOT Headquarters are located at 1 South Wilmington Street in Raleigh, NC. NCDOT Customer Service Office answers the toll-free customer service line, 1-877-DOT-4YOU, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours as necessary for emergencies. NCDOT also has 14 regional offices. The regional office contact for Vance County maintenance projects is Frank Carpenter, P.E.

Frank Carpenter, P.E., District Engineer
321 Gillburg Road
Henderson, NC 27537
Phone: (252) 492-0111
Fax: (252) 492-0123

Contacting the NCDMV (NC Department of Motor Vehicles)

For answers to questions about DMV issues such as driver license renewal or vehicle registration, call (252) 438-8930.

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