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Bridge closure backs up traffic in Cape Fear region

The closure of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge cut off one of the main arteries in and out of Wilmington and clogged up streets in the heart of downtown.

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NCDOT to close lanes on Wrightsville Beach bridge for repair work

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will close some or all lanes of the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge on U.S. 74/76 at various times between Monday, Oct. 1, and mid-March, 2013, for a bridge rehabilitation project. Full story...
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Hearings underway on plans to widen US 17 in NC

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Residents of eastern North Carolina have another chance to tell state transportation officials what they think of plans to widen US 17 between New Bern and Jacksonville. Full story...
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Cape Fear Bridge closed three nights starting next week

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The NC Department of Transportation will close the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in on three separate nights beginning Wednesday to do electrical and mechanical repairs. Full story...
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Cape Fear Skyway to be discussed with NC officials

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Leaders in the Wilmington area want to meet with North Carolina transportation officials to discuss the possibility of building a toll road almost 10 miles long that would be known as the Cape Fear Skyway. Full story...
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Market Street lanes to close for road work

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The NC Department of Transportation says lanes on Market Street/US 17-Business in Wilmington will close beginning next week while contractors perform construction work on a 3.5-mile portion of the highway. Full story...
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Wilmington Council to consider asking DOT to name interchange for Lanny Wilson

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Among the crowded agenda for tonight's Wilmington City Council meeting is a resolution to ask the Department of Transportation to name part of a busy road in honor of a former Board of Transportation member who quit amidst controversy. Full story...
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Transportation secretary updates I-140, Skyway Bridge projects

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti met with city leaders at City Hall. He discussed the success and failures of his department as well as the challenges facing the state going forward. Full story...
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NCDOT developing state pedestrian & bicycle plan

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State transportation officials have an eye on North Carolina's feet. Full story...
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DOT announces location for proposed Military Cutoff Extension, Hampstead Bypass

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation is moving forward with plans for the highly-debated Military Cutoff Extension and Hampstead Bypass in Pender and New Hanover County. Full story...
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Repair work to close Cape Fear Memorial Bridge two weekends this fall

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The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will get more work done this fall. The NC Department of Transportation says it will need to close the bridge for two weekends to replace the cables on the lift span. Full story...
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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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