According to the N&O, workers both temporary and contractual will be laid of from the NCDOT.
The agency said it must cut its workforce to save money.
NCDOT is shelling out millions of dollars to repair roads damaged in severe weather as well as to settle lawsuits related to a 30-year-old law that was declared unconstitutional.
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NCDOT said it considers these layoffs temporary. The agency hopes to rehire some or all of the workers next year.