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Landowners in path of Wake Expressway sue NCDOT

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Property owners whose land and homes lie in the path of the long-planned Southern Wake Expressway have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, alleging their property rights are being violated. Full story...
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NCDOT to suspend most road work for holiday travel

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The NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money this Thanksgiving by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while also cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closures begin this weekend

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The Department of Transportation will close the bridge from 11 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday. The bridge will also be closed each night from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Full story...
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Southport-Ft.Fisher ferry runs cut Friday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an abbreviated schedule on its Southport-Fort Fisher route Friday to exchange vessels. Full story...
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Pennsylvania company gets job to fix Wrightsville Beach bridge

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has hired a Pennsylvania company to do work on the bridge to Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Feedback wanted for US 17 Corridor Study

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video Two major construction projects would dramatically change the drive between between Hampstead and Wilmington. Some residents welcome the change, but it could come at a cost for others. Full story...
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Toll passes go on sale in NC ahead of road opening

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North Carolina's first toll road is almost ready for drivers, and the state has begun selling electronic passes for people who plan to drive the expressway. Full story...
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NC program aimed at removing litter from highways

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The state of North Carolina is launching a new program to rid some of its busiest highways of trash. Full story...
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NC asks judge to toss lawsuit on Bonner Bridge

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The state Department of Transportation is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the current plan to replace the deteriorating bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the rest of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Full story...
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DOT figures out why bridge got stuck, working on repairs

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During testing operations overnight, NC Department of Transportation personnel determined that a brake motor malfunctioned causing a short circuit in the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge's computer system. As a result, the bridge remained open in its upright position for over an hour yesterday. Full story...
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Traffic moving again after Cape Fear Memorial Bridge gets stuck

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The Department of Transportation said it started sending crews to check out the bridge around 2:30 p.m., but they also got stuck in traffic. Full story...
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NCDOT plans for likely closure of island lifeline

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North Carolina transportation officials planning for the arrival of Hurricane Irene say they are prepared for damage to the main highway and bridge serving the Outer Banks. Full story...
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Region's road project list trimmed to save money

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video Funding for several road construction projects in our area have been cut. The NCDOT’s 10-year transportation improvement plan was underfunded by $73 million. In order to offset that amount, funding for seven projects will be eliminated. Full story...
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NCDOT proposed widening of Kerr Ave. has residents and drivers worried

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video Kerr Avenue may soon be under some major construction if the DOT has its way. It is proposing to widen Kerr to four lanes, add bike lanes, sidewalks, and a raised median. The plan has a few folks who live on or frequent the busy road concerned about the consequences. Full story...
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DOT awards contract for Wilmington bridge improvements

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NC Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti has awarded a contract to make improvements to the Cape Fear Memorial and Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington. Full story...
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