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Transportation

Landowners in path of Wake Expressway sue NCDOT

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Property owners whose land and homes lie in the path of the long-planned Southern Wake Expressway have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, alleging their property rights are being violated. Full story...
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NCDOT to suspend most road work for holiday travel

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The NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money this Thanksgiving by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while also cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. Full story...
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System issue, bird strike affect Charlotte airport

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Concerns over an instrument landing system and a bird strike on a departing flight have impacted operations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closures begin this weekend

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The Department of Transportation will close the bridge from 11 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday. The bridge will also be closed each night from 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Full story...
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Hot tar spill slows MLK

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An 18-wheeler caused a hot mess on Martin Luther King Parkway near Kerr Ave. this morning. 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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Transportation logistics required for Saturday's Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon

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video You're going to need extra patience driving around Wilmington on Saturday. There will be a few traffic hotspots due to the internationally recognized iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Competitors from around the country will be biking, running and swimming around historic Wilmington. Full story...
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Part of NC Blue Ridge Parkway closing for repair

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A five-mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Hendersonville will close for repair of a bridge over Interstate 26. Full story...
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Meeting seeks feedback on plan to improve traffic in Port City

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Transportation planners are looking for feedback on a plan to make getting around Wilmington better. Full story...
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Feedback wanted for US 17 Corridor Study

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video Two major construction projects would dramatically change the drive between between Hampstead and Wilmington. Some residents welcome the change, but it could come at a cost for others. Full story...
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Governor announces plan to speed up urban loop projects, including Wilmington

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It looks like work on the Wilmington Bypass will move ahead more quickly than expected under a new plan Gov. Bev Perdue unveiled today. Full story...
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Raleigh woman says GPS led her onto railroad

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A Raleigh woman whose car was found stalled on some railroad tracks in Cary says she was just following the directions of her global positioning system. Full story...
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Traffic moving again after Cape Fear Memorial Bridge gets stuck

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The Department of Transportation said it started sending crews to check out the bridge around 2:30 p.m., but they also got stuck in traffic. Full story...
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NCDOT plans for likely closure of island lifeline

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North Carolina transportation officials planning for the arrival of Hurricane Irene say they are prepared for damage to the main highway and bridge serving the Outer Banks. Full story...
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Downtown roads congested as students make their way to class

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video With new construction, new students, and new traffic patterns, getting anywhere downtown is harder than ever. Downtown Wilmington is packed with people on both roads and sidewalks, all in a hurry to get where they need to go. The corner of Front Street and Red Cross is especially busy because it’s smack in the middle of the Cape Fear campus. Full story...
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