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Officials are investigating a tractor-trailer that crashed and went into the canal along River Road. (Photo: Marissa Yoder/WWAY)
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18-wheeler crashes into canal in Southport

Officials are investigating a crash in Brunswick County that ended with an 18-wheeler in the canal.
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Police accuse man of racing, crashing on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged a man for allegedly street racing and crashing on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.
Love Grove community granted new access bridge (Photo: WWAY)
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New access bridge approved for Love Grove community

It's been a long road but tonight dozens of Love Grove residents are celebrating after the Wilmington City Council unanimously approved a new access bridge to their community.
Portion of 3rd Street near Greenfield Lake could be closed until end of 2017. (Photo: Helen Holt/WWAY)
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Part of 3rd Street could be closed until end of 2017 for NCDOT construction

A busy intersection in New Hanover County will soon be closed for several months as NCDOT replaces an old pipe.
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Electrical work to close lanes on HWY 133 near Mallory Creek

Work to upgrade power lines in the Highway 133/River Road area will cause some traffic delays for the next several weeks.
The StarNews reports the developer is planning a gated community of around 30 homes within the Brunswick Forest neighborhood. (Photo: StarNews)
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Town of Leland to study Brunswick Forest Traffic

The Town of Leland has approved a traffic impact study to determine what changes need to be made to improve the safety as well as traffic in the area.
Bids in place for new Willows entrance. (Photo: Dustin Dorsey/WWAY)
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Leland considering new entrance for Willows neighborhood

Residents living in the Willows community in Leland could have another option on how to get home.
Traffic barriers at Compass Pointe. (Photo: Dustin Dorsey/WWAY)
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Traffic barriers installed at Compass Pointe entrance

When people who live in Leland's Compass Pointe neighborhood leave their homes, they see these new traffic barriers at the front of the community as well as the center divider of Highway 74/76.
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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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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
The event will start at 11 a.m. Monday in the lot across the street from 116 South Topsail Drive.
Author: By Cammie Bellamy StarNews Staff
Posted: October 29, 2016, 3:00 pm
According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, the contractor will meet the original completion deadline of Nov. 15.
Author: By Julian March StarNews Staff
Posted: October 28, 2016, 5:36 pm