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NCDOT to Hold Public Hearing Aug. 13 in Asheville on Proposed Rules for Outdoor Advertising in Highway Rights of Way

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Last Updated on August 3, 2012 9:26 am

N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing Monday, Aug. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Asheville on proposed permanent rules pertaining to selective vegetation removal at validly-permitted outdoor advertising locations within highway rights of way.

The meeting will take place at the City of Asheville Public Works Building, located at 161 South Charlotte Street, Room A-109. Participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes early to allow ample time to sign in so meeting can begin promptly.

NCDOT representatives will give a formal presentation and be available to answer questions and listen to comments about the proposed rules. Citizens can also submit written comments and/or questions.

NCDOT is proposing the rules to comply with legislative changes related to outdoor advertising (S.L. 2011-397), as well as to update procedural aspects of the selective vegetation removal permitting program, including vegetation removal at business facilities. The rules also include provisions for working in state maintained rights of way and replanting criteria for mitigation projects.

An additional public hearing on the proposed rules will be held in Winterville on Aug. 20.

The rules are available for review on the NCDOT website.

For more information, contact Jamille Robbins of the NCDOT-Human Environment Section at (919) 707-6085 or jarobbins@ncdot.gov.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Robbins as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

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