NC Department of Transportation Extends Sampson County Rest Area Operation Year-Round
SAMPSON, N.C. – Sampson County Government would like to express our gratitude for the collaboration and discussion with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). NCDOT has made a strategic decision to keep the Sampson County Rest Area open year-round.
The decision is made based on the evaluation data from NCDOT. Details are as follows:
In the fiscal year 2019, the rest area operated for a full twelve (12) months, NC DOT Division 3 Roadside expended $89,336.04, serving a total of 37,230 visitors.
In the fiscal year 2023, the rest area was in operation for seven (7) months, NC DOT Division 3 Roadside expended $82,809.03, serving 15,903 visitors.
Based on the data, reducing operational months resulted in 7.3% on cost savings, but also led to a 57% decrease in the number of visitors served at the Sampson County Rest Area.
Recognizing the importance of providing continuous service to travelers while achieving resource efficiency, NC DOT will operate the Sampson County Rest Area year-round.
Sampson County Government is dedicated to serving the needs of our residents and the traveling public. Agencies work together aiming to enhance the experiences of our residents and visitors.