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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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NC Auditor report criticizes rural Vanpool program

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The North Carolina auditor's office says a state program that provides transportation service to rural areas was grossly mismanaged. Full story...
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Lane closures on US 17/74/76 bridges near Leland Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes on the US 17/74/76 Bridges across the Brunswick River in Leland Sunday from 9 p.m. until midnight. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times. Full story...
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Judge takes no action on new NC billboard rules

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A judge says it's too early to step into a dispute over new rules allowing billboard companies to cut down more trees around their North Carolina signs. Full story...
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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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Spill forces lane closure on S. College Road for hours

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The truck hauling road paving material began to leak while traveling north on S. College Road. The driver said he thought a cleaning liquid mixed with the tar he was carrying, causing it to expand and spill over the top of the truck. Full story...
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Memorial Bridge lane closures planned for tonight, March

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Bridge work will mean lane closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Wednesday night. There will be intermittent closures several days next month, as well. Full story...
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NCDOT gets approval to toll Interstate 95

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North Carolina has secured the third and final slot in a pilot program allowing states to pursue tolling on existing interstates. The N.C. Department of Transportation applied for the Federal Highway Administration Interstate System Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program as a way to fund necessary improvements to Interstate 95 throughout North Carolina. Full story...
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