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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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NC to proceed with plans for bridge

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North Carolina's transportation department will proceed with plans to build a bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the northern Outer Banks despite a lawsuit filed by environmentalists to halt the process. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mistake means more work on Village Rd. in Leland

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video Construction and traffic have plagued Village Road in Leland for months. Now there's yet another issue in the road work as crews take away something they just installed. Full story...
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NCDOT aims to help travelers save time and money over July 4 holiday

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As the summer travel season continues, the NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money 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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