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NCDOT letters inquiry heading to ethics panel

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The flap over letters sent to legislators that appeared to reverse a high-ranking North Carolina Department of Transportation official's previous statements on two toll projects is heading to the State Ethics Commission. Full story...
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StarNews: Committee to ask DOT to name interchange for Wilson

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A proposal to dedicate an interchange in honor of Lanny Wilson, a former member of the state's Board of Transportation, is moving forward. Full story...
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NC Senate Democrats push back on probe of letters

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Senate Democrats are criticizing the way the chamber's Republican leaders are investigating how and why letters by a Department of Transportation executive were changed with help from aides to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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NC panel wants more workers to talk on DOT letters

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A North Carolina senator wants to hear from more state employees before deciding how to respond to Gov. Bev Perdue's administration officials changing letters from a Department of Transportation executive without his approval. Full story...
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Lane closures next week on Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge

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Residents and visitors can expect more traffic than usual getting on and off Wrightsville Beach next week. Full story...
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Perdue aide speaks to NC Senate panel over letters

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A senior adviser to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says he regrets how changes to letters under a Department of Transportation executive's signature were handled, but he says there was no attempt to deliberately mislead lawmakers. Full story...
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Paving work could cause delays between Leland and Wilmington

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Travelers driving between Wilmington and Leland could experience delays at night for the next few weeks. The Department of Transportation is paving US 17/74/76/421 from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and the Thomas Rhodes Bridge in New Hanover County to the bridge over Alligator Creek in Brunswick County. Full story...
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NC Senate panel wants more info on highway letter

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A Senate committee is investigating a letter that a senator received from the North Carolina Department of Transportation about funding for two highway toll projects that turned out to be false. Full story...
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Southport, Wrightsville Beach get state pedestrian project grants

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Southport and Wrightsville Beach are among 13 municipalities across the state that will get help with bicycle and pedestrian planning, thanks to $390,000 in grants awarded this month by the NC Department of Transportation. Full story...
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NCDOT awards $4.6 million contract to preserve Snows Cut Bridge

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The bridge will be rehabilitated using a new resurfacing technique called hydro-demolition. During this resurfacing process, the deteriorated concrete on the bridge deck will be removed in part using high-pressured water, and the bridge will be resurfaced using high-strength concrete. Full story...
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Isabel Holmes Bridge closed this weekend

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The Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington will be closed this weekend. The DOT says it will close the bridge at 8 p.m. for electrical and mechanical repairs. Full story...
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Road construction halted in NC for holiday weekend

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Motorists across North Carolina will find the going easy for the Memorial Day weekend. Full story...
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Memorial bridge painting done, Holmes bridge closed late next week

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More than two years after it started painting is done on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, but as work wraps on the Memorial Bridge, expect delays next month on the Isabel Holmes Bridge. Full story...
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NCDOT suspends most road work for Memorial Day weekend

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As the summer travel season begins, the NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money by suspending most road construction work on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. Full story...
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Lanes on Isabel Holmes Bridge to close next week

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The NC Department of Transportation will close lanes in each direction on the Isabel Holmes Bridge on U.S. 74/76 in New Hanover County beginning Monday for a bridge inspection. Full story...
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