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Transportation Advisory Committee

Timeline for new Cape Fear crossing pushed back

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The timeline for another crossing of the Cape Fear River has been pushed back again. At a meeting Monday of the Cape Fear Crossing Work Group, consultants from URS Corp. said a draft of the environmental impact study will be completed in spring 2016, and a final study will be approved in the summer of 2017. Full story...
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Rabon's proposal could sink Skyway project

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video The Cape Fear Skyway was supposed to ease congestion between New Hanover and Brunswick counties. But it might never happen after a proposal from state Sen. Bill Rabon. Years of planning and people getting their hopes up might have been for nothing. 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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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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ONLY ON 3: Local leaders look to state to expand rail service

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video Everyone is looking for more jobs and business to get our economy back on track. Transportation planners say one solution could be restoring a 27-mile stretch of railroad between Castle Hayne and Wallace. Full story...
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Region's road project list trimmed to save money

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video Funding for several road construction projects in our area have been cut. The NCDOT’s 10-year transportation improvement plan was underfunded by $73 million. In order to offset that amount, funding for seven projects will be eliminated. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Barfield threatens to remove Mayor Futch from Transportation Advisory Committee

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"Walter, the games have got to stop, if you cannot control yourself, I request that the Leland Town Council appoint another member to take your place and then you can follow up all of your unfounded accusations as a citizen seeking answers." Full story...
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