Transportation
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Feedback wanted for US 17 Corridor Study
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 4:27pm.

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.

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Governor announces plan to speed up urban loop projects, including Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 1:39pm.

It looks like work on the Wilmington Bypass will move ahead more quickly than expected under a new plan Gov. Bev Perdue unveiled today.

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Raleigh woman says GPS led her onto railroad
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 12:48pm.

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.

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Traffic moving again after Cape Fear Memorial Bridge gets stuck
Submitted by IE on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 4:37pm.

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.

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NCDOT plans for likely closure of island lifeline
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 11:32am.

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.

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Downtown roads congested as students make their way to class
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 3:46pm.

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.

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Region's road project list trimmed to save money
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 3:51pm.

video Funding for several road construction projects in our area have been cut. The NCDOT’s 10-year transportation improvement plan was underfunded by $73 million. In order to offset that amount, funding for seven projects will be eliminated.

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N. 3rd St. improvement work begins
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 3:03pm.

According to the city, crews will do prep work this week, but starting next Monday, major construction will begin in the area of North 3rd Street between Market and Princess Streets. This will include the intersection of 3rd and Market Streets.

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Tourism funds to pay to reverse Carolina Beach road diet
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 3:16pm.

videoJust one year after putting North Lake Park Blvd. on a diet, Carolina Beach Town Council has decided to fatten the road because of traffic issues. Most town leaders, residents and visitors agree two lanes is not enough for the busy weekend traffic that sometimes means about 30,000 vehicles a day.

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WPD goes undercover to catch speeders
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 10:59pm.

video The Wilmington Police Department is using some unique methods this week to catch drivers who may be breaking the law. Today officers disguised themselves as roadside maintenance workers, including an officer on a tractor armed with a laser-radar.

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