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Painting resumes on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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With beautiful weather forecast, it's sure to be a busy weekend around the region, but there's some road work that could affect your plans. Full story...
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NCDOT wants your feedback on future projects

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The NC Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the proposed final version of the State Transportation Improvement Plan. This plan lists all the projects that will use federal funds between now and 2016. NCDOT is required by the federal government to have a plan and receive public input on it. Full story...
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Road contracts include $6.4 million for Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender

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NC Department of Transportation Chief Operating Officer Jim Trogdon announced yesterday that 20 contracts totaling $159 million have been awarded for highway and bridge projects across North Carolina, including one project funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. NCDOT awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders, as required by state law. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Safety group says red light cameras save lives

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video The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the controversial cameras saved 159 lives in 14 cities from 2004 to 2008. The IIHS goes on to say that if the cameras had been installed in all US cities with populations over 200,000, they could have prevented 815 deaths. Full story...
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Two years after worker's death, Oak Island bridge officially open

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videoThe new Oak Island Bridge is officially open and now has a new name. Today's ribbon cutting was a long time coming after lengthy delays, including the investigation into the death of worker. Full story...
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NCDOT: Thawing and refreezing snow and ice will pose problem for several days

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NC Department of Transportation crews continue to respond to the winter storm, which is having varying impacts not only in different regions of the state, but also within parts of the same county. Motorists are reminded to allow plenty of room for NCDOT trucks to plow and spread salt and sand. Full story...
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NCDOT: Most roads across state clear

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Today, all primary and most secondary roads in the state’s 100 counties are clear. Conditions are improving as temperature rise; however, motorists are still urged to use caution because of icy patches. Full story...
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NCDOT: Clean-up ahead of schedule

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NCDOT encourages motorists to "know before they go" about road conditions by calling 511, the state's toll-free travel information line, or visiting the department's Traveler Information Management System. Citizens can also get updates on our winter weather response by following NCDOT on Twitter. Full story...
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At least four dead in weather-related crashes

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Motorists in North and South Carolina are coping with snow and patches of ice on roads that officials say caused four traffic deaths in North Carolina. Full story...
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NCDOT warns drivers to watch for black ice on highways

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With ice and snow melting from Saturday and today's storm, the possibility exists that water could freeze on North Carolina's highways overnight as temperatures drop. The NC Department of Transportation warns motorists to drive carefully and watch for black ice on all highways. Full story...
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NC inspectors on the lookout for gas pump problems

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North Carolina is fielding a rising number of complaints about gas pumps, and state inspectors are out to make sure motorists get what they pay for. Full story...
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Minor fender benders show traffic problems in Leland

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video The Cape Fear Skyway bridge has been up for debate for years. On days like today, its absence has many commuters scratching their heads. Full story...
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Environmental groups ask court to halt US 74 bypass progress

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Environmental groups are asking a federal judge to block progress on a toll road intended to reach the spreading suburbs of North Carolina's largest city. Full story...
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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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DOT hopes bridge painting done by year's end

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The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is a fixture in the Port City, but a project to keep the bridge in tip-top condition is not exactly running on schedule. Full story...
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