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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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Weekend weather delays 'road diet' reversal in Carolina Beach

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Work to reverse the controversial "road diet" in Carolina Beach did not start as planned today. The Department of Transportation says because of the weather over the weekend, the contractor who was supposed to do the reversal had to finish a different project today. Full story...
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Expect delays, closures as bridge painting resumes

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Get ready for lane closures, detours and traffic delays. Crews will get back to work for a third year to finish the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Wilmington Bypass work progresses, bridge painting resumes Wednesday

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video With the number of construction projects going on in our area, orange barrels have become a part of the everyday scenery. From bridge repairs to resurfacing roads, there's a lot of work going on right now. One big project that's halfway done is expected to relieve congestion between Wilmington and Leland. Full story...
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DOT awards contract for bridges in Brunswick, Pender

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace seven bridges in Brunswick County and two bridges in Pender County. The $8.3 million contract went to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work may begin as early as April 30, with project completion due by Nov. 1, 2015. Full story...
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Crews working on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge until 5 p.m.

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Traffic off of Wrightsville Beach could be slowed through the afternoon today. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has closed the westbound right lane of US 74/76 at the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway until 5 p.m. to perform bridge maintenance. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry to run abbreviated schedule Tuesday, Wednesday

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The Southport-Fort Fisher will run on an abbreviated schedule Tuesday and Wednesday for ramp maintenance. Full story...
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As governor, legislature fight for ferry fares, business owners worry

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videoIt hasn't happened yet, but riding a ferry in North Carolina could soon cost more. The legislature required the Department of Transportation to raise more revenue from ferry riders, but a recent executive order by the governor has temporarily stopped that plan. People in southport are still worried about the possibility of a hike. Full story...
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