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ONLY ON 3: New bus company to offer late-night routes between downtown, UNCW

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videoA new bus company is trying to get more people downtown and says it's willing to go the extra mile to get you there. The new company Wilmington Transit is still in the planning stages, but founders say the route will be up and running by the end of March. Full story...
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Randall Pkwy. work to cause delays

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video The eastbound lane of Randall Parkway between Brailsford and Marlboro drives will be closed starting tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Saturday. Full story...
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DOT to add turn lane at Oleander & College

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video It looks like the North Carolina Department of Transportation will pick up the tab for a project that could help ease traffic at one of Wilmington's busiest intersections. Full story...
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Work to close lanes on I-140 Dan Cameron Bridge

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video The NC Department of Transportation will temporarily close the eastbound and westbound lanes on the Dan Cameron Bridge on I-140 near Wilmington intermittently this week. Full story...
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NC troopers: 5 dead in New Year's wrecks

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The state Highway Patrol says preliminary figures show five people died on North Carolina roads during the New Year's holiday, compared to four deaths during the same period last year. Full story...
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Wave adding new route to Leland in February

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video Folks traveling to Leland will soon have a new bus route to take. Wave transit has announced the new Brunswick County Connector will go into effect February 4. Full story...
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Overturned semi slows traffic in Columbus County

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video An overturned tractor trailer has slowed traffic on US 74/76 in Columbus County. Only one eastbound lane is open at the scene of the accident between Lake Waccamaw and Delco. Full story...
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Brunswick River Bridge lane closure Thursday night

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video The NCDOT will close the left, eastbound lane of the Brunswick River Bridge tomorrow night. The bridge carries US 17/74/76 over the Brunswick River just east of Leland. Full story...
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Isabel Holmes bridge closed Tuesday night

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation will temporarily close the Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington to all traffic beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The bridge is scheduled to reopen Wednesday at 5 a.m. Full story...
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ON THE ROADS: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closes lane

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video The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be down to one lane heading into Brunswick County, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Full story...
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Holiday 'Booze It & Lose It' kicks off today

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State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced today that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force as part of the Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted beginning today through Wednesday, Jan. 2, across North Carolina in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Transportation crews working to restore NC Highway 12 by Christmas

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing its work to restore N.C. Highway 12 north of Rodanthe. Road crews temporarily closed the four-wheel drive route Thursday to remove damaged pavement and level the area in hopes to reopen the road to all traffic by Christmas. The emergency ferry route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe remained open. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Rhodes Bridge work will mean lane closures

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videoNecessary repairs to a bridge near the Battleship may mean traffic troubles. The S. Thomas Rhodes Bridge carries US 421 over the Cape Fear River. Fixing it up will mean fewer lanes for traffic during the work. So why do it in the peak of tourist travel? Full story...
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DOT to rename bridge after Lanny Wilson

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation tomorrow will rename a Wilmington bridge in honor of a former Board of Transportation member who quit amidst controversy. Full story...
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NCDOT awards nearly $4 million contract to preserve Thomas Rhodes Bridge

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video The Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to preserve the Thomas Rhodes Bridge, which carries U.S. 421 over the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County. The project will entail major preservation work including hydro-demolition of the bridge deck and the placement of a latex modified overlay, replacement of expansion joints, cleaning and painting of the structural steel and various structural concrete repairs. Full story...
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