This Week at NCDOT: NCDMV Career Fair and Political Signs in Right of Way

The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department’s weekly newscast.

NCDMV Career Fair

The NC Division of Motor Vehicles will host a career fair at its Rocky Mount headquarters on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The first hour of the event will give those laid off from the local QVC Distribution Center that was destroyed last year by fire an opportunity to meet with hiring managers.

Over 100 job openings are available at the DMV headquarters, including driver’s license examiners, law enforcement inspectors, program coordinators, and more.

A local food truck rodeo will also take place during the event.

For more information or to register, click here.

Political Signs in Right of Way

All candidates should be aware of the state law regulating campaign signs, and they should respect one another’s political signs.

When placing a political sign, use the following guidance:

  • No signs should hinder driver visibility at an intersection.
  • No sign can block or replace another sign.
  • No sign can be larger than 6 square feet.
  • A property owner must grant permission for any sign to be placed in non-DOT right of way.

NCDOT can remove any signs that create safety hazards, violate general statute or interfere with maintenance operations. These signs are normally taken to local maintenance offices where they will be stored until claimed.

Campaign signs can stay up for 10 days after the May 17 primary election. Any signs still in place after May 27 may be removed by department crews.

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

Author: Mike Jackson