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Work on I-40 bridge will mean detour next week

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Work on the I-40 bridge in Castle Hayne will mean a detour for drivers starting this weekend. Beginning Friday NC Department of Transportation crews will begin maintenance work on the I-40 East bridge near mile marker 414 weather permitting. Full story...
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Timeline for new Cape Fear crossing pushed back

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The timeline for another crossing of the Cape Fear River has been pushed back again. At a meeting Monday of the Cape Fear Crossing Work Group, consultants from URS Corp. said a draft of the environmental impact study will be completed in spring 2016, and a final study will be approved in the summer of 2017. Full story...
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DOT: Snow's Cut Bridge should be open this weekend

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Drivers trying to get to and from Pleasure Island should soon get a break from backed-up traffic. The NCDOT says all four lanes on Snow's Cut Bridge should be back open by this weekend. Full story...
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Bridge work to close part of River Road this week

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videoBridge work will mean a closure on part of River Road in New Hanover County this week. The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed River Road 2.9 miles south of Sanders Drive in both direction at 8 a.m. The closure continues until Friday at 5 p.m. Full story...
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Developer, DOT to hold public meeting for Market Street plans

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videoThe NCDOT and a developer that wants to build a new retail center on Market Street in Porters Neck will hold a public meeting later this month. Full story...
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Skyway, other turnpike projects removed from NC House bill

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Three contentious turnpike projects are no longer included in Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul. The House Appropriations Committee adopted a new version of the bill Tuesday that removed the Cape Fear Skyway, the Garden Parkway and the Mid-Currituck Bridge from the plan. Full story...
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Turnpike projects, including Cape Fear Skyway, added to McCrory's road overhaul

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Some North Carolina lawmakers say approving Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul will be a bit harder after a House committee added several turnpike projects to the bill. Full story...
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McCrory's transportation model reaches NC House

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A new transportation funding model that Gov. Pat McCrory says will direct scarce resources to higher-impact projects is making its way through the North Carolina House. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge closed Tuesday night

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The entire US 74/76 bridge in Wrightsville Beach will be closed to traffic beginning at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday. Full story...
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DOT to hold meeting on closing S. 3rd Street for months

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videoThe North Carolina Department of Transportation is considering a $2.4 million project that would shut down part of 3rd Street in Wilmington. The DOT says it needs to replace an aging pipe under 3rd Street and South Front Street. Full story...
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Who needs a GPS? NCDOT releases transportation map

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North Carolina's Department of Transportation is filling the need of people who prefer unfolding a map to digital technology. Full story...
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Rabon sponsors bill to raise speed limit to 75

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videoSen. Bill Rabon filed a bill yesterday in the state legislature that would raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads. The bill would allow the DOT to set a maximum speed limit of 75 miles an hour on certain interstates. Full story...
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Mechanical problem causes Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry delays

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The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will experience some schedule changes on Monday. According to the DOT, a mechanical problem on one of the ferries is causing delays to the departure schedules from both Southport and Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Tata: NC DOT backs deleting 3 toll-road mandates, including Skyway

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration supports a bill to eliminate a mandate on North Carolina transportation officials to build toll-road projects in Gaston County, the northern Outer Banks and near Wilmington. Full story...
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NCDOT says aircraft changes will save $500K

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The Department of Transportation says its plans to switch out two North Carolina government-owned planes and one helicopter with newer and more efficient aircraft will save $500,000 annually. Full story...
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