Transportation
Painting resumes on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:20am.

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.

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NCDOT wants your feedback on future projects
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 10:58am.

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.

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Road contracts include $6.4 million for Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 9:11am.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Safety group says red light cameras save lives
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 4:56pm.

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.

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Two years after worker's death, Oak Island bridge officially open
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 01/27/2011 - 3:53pm.

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.

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NCDOT: Thawing and refreezing snow and ice will pose problem for several days
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/11/2011 - 4:36pm.

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.

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NCDOT: Most roads across state clear
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/28/2010 - 3:17pm.

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.

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NCDOT: Clean-up ahead of schedule
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/27/2010 - 12:54pm.

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.

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At least four dead in weather-related crashes
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/27/2010 - 12:43pm.

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.

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NCDOT warns drivers to watch for black ice on highways
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 12/26/2010 - 8:32pm.

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.

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