New Tool Gives Public 3D View of Transportation Project

Officials with NCDOT’s Public Involvement unit and Highway Division 2 demonstrated the 3D virtual room for the future Kinston Bypass during a meeting of the I-42/U.S. 70 Corridor Commission in New Bern.

“This is exciting new technology that will allow citizens to have the public involvement experience on their own schedule,” Jeff Cabaniss, the Division 2 engineer, said at the meeting.

The commission, which advocates for improvements along the U.S. 70 corridor east of Raleigh, includes elected and public officials from Carteret, Craven, Johnston, Lenoir and Wayne counties.

On the website, visitors can navigate through a 3D room, which looks like a typical NCDOT public meeting. Within the virtual room, visitors can look through the large map of the proposed project. They can also see an overview video of the future bypass; 30-second videos at each interchange; and maps of each section of the project.