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Cardinal Rd. closure continues; Military Cutoff, Eastwood closed overnight


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Drivers on the northeast side of Wilmington can expect some detours and delays on the roads this week.

Because of rain last week, the city says a portion of Cardinal Drive, between Market Street and Eastwood Road, will remain closed to through traffic until Thursday while crews install drainage pipes under the road. The street was originally scheduled to reopen this past Friday.

Residents of Long Leaf Acres and Inland Greens continue to have access to their neighborhoods either from Market Street or Eastwood Road. The stormwater improvement project currently underway will connect with the existing drainage system adjacent to the Port City Community Church and help alleviate flooding in the Inland Greens neighborhood.

Meanwhile, the NCDOT will close lanes on Military Cutoff and Eastwood roads overnight all week.

Lane closures are expected on Military Cutoff Road from Viking Lane to Eastwood Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for repaving and signal detector replacement.

Lane closures are expected on Eastwood Road from east of Cavalier Drive to Pavilion Plaza from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for repaving and signal detector replacement.

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I am very patient when it comes to construction, as I like having a nice evenly paved road to drive on. The projects mentioned in this article are, however, very frustrating.

In the past 2 weeks, there has been construction on Market St by Eastwood road every night. Along with this, there has been construction on Racine Drive and Cardinal Dr, which are 2 routes that could be used to bypass the construction on Market.

It is really disappointing when you try to be patient, then try to bypass the cluster by taking a detour, only for the detour to be closed or in construction as well, thus creating an even longer delay.
If you live on North Market or have to travel in that direction, then be prepared! Any way you go, you will run into orange cones and construction workers standing in the road.


You would not believe how many people turn on Cardinal and drive 20 ft to have to turn back around because the road "IS CLOSED!"