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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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Filming to cause weekend closures on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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Traffic during what is sure to be a busy St. Patrick's Day weekend may be even busier on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge thanks to a filming project.

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Wrightsville Beach gets update on bridge work

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Wrightsville Beach officials met with the NCDOT today for an update on the drawbridge project. The bridge has been under full time construction since October. Full story...
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Windy Wednesday could foul ferries

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videoWindy weather could cut ferry routes tomorrow, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. NCDOT Ferry Division crews have prepared their docks to be ready in case routes need to be shut down when the storm arrives, making ferry travel potentially unsafe. Full story...
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Lane closures on Surf City bridge continue tonight

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation will again temporarily close one of two lanes on the bridge on NC 210/NC 50 in Surf City tonight from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., weather permitting. Full story...
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Busy intersection back open after crash takes down pole, traffic signals

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The intersection of College Rd. and Shipyard Blvd. is back open after a crash took down a pole and traffic signals. DOT crews worked for 4 hours to repair power of the intersection's traffic lights. Full story...
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Left turn ban goes into effect on Airlie Rd. near Wrightsville Beach bridge

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videoDrivers won't be able to turn left near the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge for a while. The DOT agrees to restrict left turns to and from Airlie Road beginning this week. Full story...
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NCDOT to hold public hearings on proposed ferry toll rates

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings about proposed toll changes on its ferry routes, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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Wilmington asks for no left turns near Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge

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Traffic near Wrightsville Beach may have another obstacle. The City of Wilmington has asked the state to temporarily keep drivers from turning left onto and off of Airlie Road. Full story...
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NCDOT Sec. addresses licenses for immigrants, I-140 construction

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video The newly-appointed secretary of the NC Department of Transportation made a stop in Wilmington Friday. Tony Tata joined other dignitaries at a luncheon hosted by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. Before the event got underway, Tata addressed his department's decision to issue driver's licenses to qualifying immigrants, saying it's a matter of public safety. Full story...
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NCDOT to issue driver licenses for immigrants who qualify

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The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) today announced that it will soon begin issuing driver licenses and identification cards to applicants qualified under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program grants work permits to immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Full story...
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Bridge work to slow traffic on NC 133 to Oak Island

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videoDrivers can expect closures on the NC 133 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Oak Island during the next two weeks. Full story...
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