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North 3rd Street

ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: City removes benches blamed for trouble

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videoLast month we asked the City of Wilmington about benches in front of a downtown gas station. The store's owner said the seats had become a gathering place for trouble. Now they are gone. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Store owner says city benches bad for business

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videoA downtown business owner says he thinks new benches from the 3rd Street Improvement Project are causing problems at his gas station. New Hanover County 911 has received more than 100 calls about problems at the corner of N. 3rd and Red Cross streets in the past six months alone. Full story...
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N. 3rd Street work finally done downtown

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videoFor the first time in months, North 3rd Street is completely open. Final landscaping and other details were completed this week in the northern end of the street. The city held a ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon to celebrate the project's completion. Full story...
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Crews to remove utility poles in North 3rd Street Improvement Project

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videoProgress Energy crews will begin removing the remaining utility poles and overhead wires in the northern section of North 3rd street Monday. Full story...
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3rd Street paving complete

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video The paving of North 3rd Street is finally over. Now that the paving is complete, crews are finishing the installation of decorative crosswalks, pavement markings and the removal of old utility poles. Full story...
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North 3rd Street project coming to an end

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video The North 3rd Street improvement project is finally coming to an end. Monday and Tuesday marks the final major road closures for the project. Full story...
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New traffic lights up on N. 3rd St. as project nears end

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New traffic lights are up and running on North 3rd Street in Wilmington. They're part of the North 3rd Street Improvement Project. Full story...
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On the roads: delays and closures downtown

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video Look out for delays downtown this morning, as crews will continue paving. Full story...
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Final phase of N. 3rd Street renovation starts next week

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Starting next Tuesday, October 16, milling and resurfacing (the final phase of the North 3rd Street project) will cause intermittent delays on 3rd Street from Market Street to the MLK Parkway. This operation will be underway until mid-December. Full story...
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N. 3rd Street paving may cost $1M more

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Wilmington leaders say it will cost even more to pave North 3rd Street. After assessing the road and determining the need for higher quality pavement, the project will cost about $1 million more Full story...
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N. 3rd Street closed at Grace into Tuesday

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A traffic alert in Downtown Wilmington. North 3rd Street is closed to north and southbound traffic. The city says it will remain closed until late tomorrow morning or early afternoon. Full story...
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CFPUA to practice water shutdown on 3rd Street Thursday

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As part of ongoing renovations in conjunction with the 3rd Street Improvement Project, and in preparation of a water main transfer from an old main to a new one in 3rd Street, water crews will be conducting a practice shutdown Thursday. Full story...
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Walnut Street closed at 3rd Street Wednesday

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Work on North 3rd Street in Downtown Wilmington will mean another detour for drivers tomorrow. Traffic on Walnut Street will not be able to cross 3rd Street. Full story...
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City says 3rd Street will be ready for Azalea Festival

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The City of Wilmington says work is on track to have 3rd Street ready through Grace Street in time for the Azalea Festival. The city says all traffic control will be removed, and the full road will be open for the Azalea Festival parade on April 14. Full story...
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Work on lines could shut off water in parts of downtown Tuesday

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Some homes and businesses in downtown Wilmington could be without water tomorrow. CFPUA crews will repair a water main break near 2nd and Orange during the day. There will also be a line switch on N. 3rd Street overnight. Full story...
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