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Road work on US 74/76 in Brunswick Co. to begin Monday

A construction crew will be widening the road, repaving an area between I-140 and Pineland Road, and installing “rumble strips”, which let drivers know if they have unintentionally left the roadway.
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Former NCDOT attorney offering guidance on eminent domain and property rights

Tonight, a free seminar will discuss the Market Street widening project in Wilmington and what property owners need to know about their eminent domain rights.
3 days ago
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18-wheeler overturns on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge ramp

Use caution heading into Brunswick County this morning.
3 days ago
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Flipped SUV slows traffic on Market Street

A SUV is overturned in the 5000 block of Market Street near the intersection with New Centre.
3 days ago
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry on amended schedule Thursday & Friday

The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry route will be running on an amended schedule this Thursday and Friday due to annual maintenance of ferry ramps.
3 days ago
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OPERATION GRIDLOCK: How are speed limits determined?

"The standard would be the 85th percentile speed."
3 days ago
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Victim identified in deadly crash on Highway 17

The NC Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in a crash on Highway 17 near Maco Monday.
4 days ago
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Teen who caused fatal crash pleads guilty, victim’s family forgives him

A 19-year-old pleaded guilty for a deadly crash in February 2016 that sent a vehicle into a pond in Shallotte.
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If there’s one problem that affects just about everyone in southeastern North Carolina, it has to be traffic. From road work to congestion to the future growth of the area, getting around is often hard to do. It’s a problem so big, two Wilmington newsrooms are joining forces to tackle it as part of OPERATION GRIDLOCK.

WWAY and the StarNews are working together to find out what’s behind the slowdowns and bottlenecks, what’s being done to fix them and how you can avoid some of the worst places on our roads. We’ll have tips and traffic updates and much more.

So when you’re seeing red from brake lights and feel the road rage turning on, county on OPERATION GRIDLOCK driven by WWAY and the StarNews.

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Those on two legs or two wheels often struggle to find their place on the region's crowded roads.
Author: StarNews Staff
Posted: February 17, 2017, 4:54 pm
Families are flocking to the suburbs, while downtown schools remain static or shrink
Author: By Cammie Bellamy StarNews Staff
Posted: February 4, 2017, 10:00 am
Replacing the old pipe could close South Third Street for 8 months
Author: By Adam Wagner StarNews Staff
Posted: January 19, 2017, 10:42 am
Earlier this month, board voted to allocate $17.5 million
Author: By Adam Wagner StarNews Staff
Posted: January 19, 2017, 10:41 am
More to construction than laying asphalt.
Author: By Tim Buckland StarNews Staff
Posted: December 13, 2016, 3:59 pm
Hampstead bypass, Military Cutoff extension moving forward
Author: By Tim Buckland StarNews Staff
Posted: December 13, 2016, 3:42 pm
U.S. 74 between Wilmington and Charlotte only has three portions designated interstate. The N.C. Department of Transportation is working to upgrade other portions of U.S. 74 to interstate quality.
Author: By Makenzie Holland StarNews Staff
Posted: December 13, 2016, 3:41 pm
Department is evaluating 12 options for the $1 billion bridge.
Author: By Adam Wagner StarNews Staff
Posted: December 13, 2016, 10:54 am
The N.C. Department of Transportation has plans in the works to address the intense congestion during peak travel times along College Road.
Author: By Hunter Ingram StarNews Staff
Posted: December 13, 2016, 10:00 am
NC DOT could determine new Cape Fear crossing route by 2018
Author: Adam Wagner
Posted: December 13, 2016, 3:01 am
As Port City's congestion grows, drivers seek alternate routes
Author: StarNews Staff
Posted: November 27, 2016, 10:11 am
The StarNews and WWAY NewsChannel3 hit the road to test shortcuts around some of the most congested roads in Wilmington.
Posted: November 21, 2016, 3:24 pm
Operation Gridlock is trying to tackle traffic by testing out shortcuts around some of the most congested stretches of road in our area.
Posted: November 18, 2016, 11:09 am
Its completion is still a year away, but the Cape Fear region is already feeling the impacts of I-140.
Posted: November 11, 2016, 12:59 pm
Only 7.5 miles of the I-140 bypass remain to be completed. The bypass is expected to have significant traffic and economic impacts in Brunswick County.
Author: By Makenzie Holland StarNews Staff
Posted: November 11, 2016, 9:20 am
Project was initially supposed to wrap up in late September
Author: By Tim Buckland StarNews Staff
Posted: November 7, 2016, 11:03 am
As of Thursday, all lanes of the Leland causeway on U.S. 17/74/76 between Wilmington were open after a lengthy construction project.
Author: By Julian March StarNews Staff
Posted: November 3, 2016, 10:53 pm
Traffic is such a problem for so many people around southeastern North Carolina that WWAY is teaming up with the StarNews to help you tackle it.
Posted: November 3, 2016, 5:57 pm
The list comes from a biennial report that weighs four things: Travel time; safety, including crashes; volume; and transit boarding.
Author: WWAY NewsChannel 3
Posted: November 2, 2016, 11:22 am
Hate waiting in traffic? Then avoid these roads.
Author: By Hunter Ingram and Ashley Morris StarNews Staff
Posted: November 1, 2016, 11:05 am