The Down East Rural Transportation Planning Organization serves Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, and Pamlico Counties. The RPO was formed in order to more effectively funnel transportation dollars to rural areas and engage the public in the transportation planning process. The Down East RPO is one of twenty such organizations in the state.


The Down East Rural Planning Organization exists to serve as an intergovernmental organization for local elected officials, the NC Department of Transportation, and residents of its five-county region to work cooperatively to address transportation issues and to develop long-range local and regional multi-modal transportation plans to sustain and improve the quality of life for residents of the region and throughout the State of North Carolina.


Please tell us what transportation projects are important to you! NCDOT is in the process of determining what projects will receive funding in the next 5 years. They have evaluated and scored every project in the state based on a number of quantitative criteria. The Down East RPO has evaluated all of the projects in our area based on criteria that are important here in the East. Now we want to hear from you! Please read through the Down East RPO Local Methodology posted here to see how we graded our projects.
Down East RPO Local Methodology
Now that you have read the Local Methodology look through the project sheets below and tell us what you think. We want to know how you feel about the transportation projects in your area. Is it a good project? Is it a bad project? Is it ranked too high? Is it ranked too low? Should it be built? What order would you put them in? You tell us!
We will use your comments to help us determine the priority of each project and which projects will receive local input points from us when we submit our list to NCDOT. The highest ranking project will get 100 local input points and the second highest ranked project will get 99 point all the way down until we run out of points. Send all comments to
or DERPO Eastern Carolina Council of Governments P.O. Box 1717 New Bern, NC 28560 or call 252-229-4332. When submitting a comment please reference the SPOT ID number in red on each sheet so we know what project you are commenting on. Thank you for your help in prioritizing the transportation needs of Eastern North Carolina!
Down East RPO Regional Impact Project Sheets

Down East RPO Division Needs Project Sheets

To comment in person attend the August 21st DERPO TAC Meeting at 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held at the O’Marks Building  2nd floor conference room located at 233 Middle Street, New Bern, NC.

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