NCDOT Strategic Transportation Corridor Master Plan
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) adopted the Strategic Transportation Corridors (STC) Network in 2015 to establish a multimodal, high priority system of highways, rail lines, ports, and airports vital to the State’s economic prosperity. The STC Report, and subsequent Board of Transportation approval, call for development of individual strategic corridor master plans for each designated corridor. The master plans are intended to provide a consistent transportation vision for the corridors, based on stakeholder input and sound technical assessment. In addition, each corridor vision will focus on recognizing state-wide economic development objectives, advancing subsequent regional planning and corridor project development activities, and serve to streamline the project development process.
Quetica has been contracted to advance the corridor master plans for Corridor D: US 321/CSX – South Carolina state line to Tennessee state line and Corridor U: US74W/US 74E/I-74 – I-26 in Polk County to US 117 in Wilmington from their more general network-level identification to a set of corridor-specific master plans.
Quetica’s role is to provide freight experience in the development of corridor performance metrics, support stakeholder efforts in each corridor to ensure freight stakeholders issues are identified, and evaluate public railroad crossings of each corridor for potential at-grade separation projects utilizing the Rail Crossing Assessment Tool (RCAT).