Q. What is the purpose of notifying motorists on interstate highways when they enter a river basin, such as “Entering Cape Fear River Basin”? Why would a motorist need that information while driving?
A. You may not need that information. But state officials thought someone might like to know it anyway.
Tammy Stewart, communications officer for the N.C. Department of Transportation, said the signs are for the general education of those who travel our roadways.
“An enhancement agreement between the NCDOT and DENR was reached to install environmental education signs on river basins,” said Stewart. “The signs have little transportation-related or safety value but could be used to convey general information on stream crossings and landmarks.”
Look at it this way. Thanks to these signs, you can drive and prepare for “Jeopardy!” at the same time.
Date posted: November 9, 2012
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