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Transportation crews working to restore NC Highway 12 by Christmas

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing its work to restore N.C. Highway 12 north of Rodanthe. Road crews temporarily closed the four-wheel drive route Thursday to remove damaged pavement and level the area in hopes to reopen the road to all traffic by Christmas. The emergency ferry route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe remained open. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Rhodes Bridge work will mean lane closures

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videoNecessary repairs to a bridge near the Battleship may mean traffic troubles. The S. Thomas Rhodes Bridge carries US 421 over the Cape Fear River. Fixing it up will mean fewer lanes for traffic during the work. So why do it in the peak of tourist travel? Full story...
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DOT to rename bridge after Lanny Wilson

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation tomorrow will rename a Wilmington bridge in honor of a former Board of Transportation member who quit amidst controversy. Full story...
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NCDOT awards nearly $4 million contract to preserve Thomas Rhodes Bridge

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video The Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to preserve the Thomas Rhodes Bridge, which carries U.S. 421 over the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County. The project will entail major preservation work including hydro-demolition of the bridge deck and the placement of a latex modified overlay, replacement of expansion joints, cleaning and painting of the structural steel and various structural concrete repairs. Full story...
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Tow truck drivers help people use Hatteras road

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After Hurricane Sandy hit more than a month ago, visitors and residents were stuck with two ways on and off Hatteras Island, and both involved hours-long ferry rides. Full story...
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Isabel Holmes bridge closed tonight

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video The Isabel Holmes Bridge will be closed for mechanical and electrical repairs starting at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full story...
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Tunnel will be considered for new Cape Fear crossing

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video A meeting meant to kickstart the building of another crossing of the Cape Fear River between Brunswick County and Wilmington put the option of a tunnel on the table while showcasing local officials’ wariness of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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NC DOT worker hits disabled dump truck

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The state Highway Patrol says a Transportation Department employee died on N.C. 12 when his dump truck rear-ended one that had broken down on the highway. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Bridge work to linger into late July

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Repairs on the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge are running behind schedule. The completion date has moved from spring of next year to July 27. Full story...
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Snow's cut Bridge work to start Friday

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After a couple of weeks of delays, a long-term work project on the Snow's Cut Bridge will start Friday. Traffic on the ridge on Carolina Beach Road/US 421 over the Intracoastal Waterway will be reduced from four to two lanes while crews conduct extensive repair work. Full story...
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Outer Banks weighs Sandy's flooding, wave damage

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People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are bracing for more flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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Hurricane Sandy causes Snow's Cut Bridge work delay

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) says work originally scheduled to begin today on the Snow's Cut Bridge will not start, due to Hurricane Sandy blowing through the region. Full story...
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Castle Hayne contractor's bankruptcy delays Onslow Co. bridge

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North Carolina transportation officials say work has been halted on a bridge replacement in Jacksonville. The Transportation Department said Monday that the contractor for the Buddy Phillips Bridge is working with the United States Bankruptcy Court to restructure the company. Full story...
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More lane closures this week on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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Things went pretty well during a weekend closure of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, but drivers will have to deal with more delays this week. Full story...
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NCDOT preparations pay off in Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closure

Two weeks ago, closing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge caused traffic to be backed up for hours, but this time around, it was pretty much smooth sailing for drivers, thanks to a few changes by the NCDOT.

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