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Department of Transportation

Most NC highways clear for Thanksgiving

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Most road construction in North Carolina is being suspended for Thanksgiving so motorists can get to the dinner table before all the turkey is gone. Full story...
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NCDOT offers safe driving tips during storm

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is urging people to drive safely in this rainy weather. They want people to stay off the roads if at all possible. Full story...
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UPDATE: DOT apologizes to Rocky Point family

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The Swopes say the DOT ripped up part of their yard, taking sod and reflectors they had put up. Full story...
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Former Southport mayor testifies to Easley grand jury

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Norman Holden had no comment for reporters as he left the courthouse. The grand jury has been investigating former Gov. Mike Easley. Full story...
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Oak Island bridge should be open in fall

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The DOT says 86 percent of the work is done and the bridge should be open by late September. Full story...
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Wilson quits Turnpike Authority; WMPO looks for new leader

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Lanny Wilson resigned today as Vice Chair of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority. Wilson also serves as chairman of the board for the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Prganization or WMPO. Full story...
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Foreman files lawsuit in Oak Island Bridge collapse

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The accident killed one worker and injured another. Full story...
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DOT says new Oak Island Bridge girders unacceptable

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Construction on the bridge has been stifled since last December, when one of the girders collapsed, killing one of the workers. Full story...
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Plans to ease congestion at Oleander and College

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Changes are on the way to ease congestion at Wilmington's busiest intersection. The Department of Transportation plans to add an additional left turn lane off Oleander and onto College in both directions. Full story...
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DOT using recovery funds in Brunswick County

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The State Department of Transportation will soon be putting recovery funds to work in Brunswick County. A $6.3 million contract was awarded to ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson to extend Smith Avenue in Shallotte from west of Highway 17 Business. Full story...
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NC Board of Transportation hands over authority to transportation secretary

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Thursday the board gave Transportation Secretary Gene Conti the authority to decide whether to award 18 million dollars in highway projects in eight counties. Full story...
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More temporary worker layoffs at NC DOT

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Temporary worker layoffs have soared at the North Carolina Department of Transportation as sagging road-building revenues keep delaying projects. Full story...
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Dept. of Transportation lays off temporary workers

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The DOT has laid off 88 temporary workers since October and will probably lay off hundreds more by the end of the year. Full story...
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Department of Transportation hiring freeze

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According to the Department of Transportation., because of alternative fuel sources, the fund does not have enough revenue coming in. Due to the funding uncertainty, the Department of Transportation has a freeze on hiring new employees, leaving 80 positions currently vacant. Full story...
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Task force to decide barrier options

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videoYellow poles are designed to deter drivers from crossing the median, but cause concern to emergency crews.

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