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NCDOT suspends highway construction for July 4th

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is suspending most of its construction projects on the state's highways to help keep the July 4 holiday traffic flowing smoothly. Full story...
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Bridge replacement to close two Brunswick Co. roads for months

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation says work to replace two bridges will close two roads for several months starting next week. Full story...
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NC House defeats 75 mph speed limit study

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A slowed-down effort to consider raising the maximum speed limit on some North Carolina highways to 75 mph has reached a stop sign at the legislature. Full story...
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Approved budget would eliminate Wave bus routes

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videoThe authority that oversees Wave Transit voted Thursday to pass a budget that would eliminate bus routes to northern New Hanover County and to Pleasure Island. Full story...
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Detoured 75 mph NC bill revived as study

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An effort that was detoured in the House to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 mph may be restarted in the form of a study. Full story...
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McCrory to celebrate transportation money overhaul

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Gov. Pat McCrory will celebrate one of his policy achievements at the General Assembly with North Carolina legislative leaders at his side. Full story...
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NC House sends speed limit hike back to committee

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A bill opening the door to 75 mph speed limits on some highways in North Carolina has been sent back to a House committee for more work. Full story...
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Bridge work to cause detour in Southport starting Sunday night

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Weather permitting, the NC Department of Transportation plans to close a section of NC 211 in Southport Sunday for preservation work on the bridge over the Duke Energy Progress Discharge Canal near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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House move to slow traffic Wednesday and Thursday at Wrightsville Beach

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Moving a house at Wrightsville Beach will mean traffic delays Wednesday and Thursday. Full story...
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Intermittent lane closures on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge begin Sunday

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videoDrivers can expect some lane closures overnight on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge starting Sunday. Full story...
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NCHP: 13 dead in Memorial Day weekend crashes

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The Highway Patrol says at least 13 people died on North Carolina highways during the Memorial Day weekend. That number includes three deaths in our area. Full story...
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Nearly 200 Canadians stranded in Wilmington after flight diverted

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videoNearly 200 Canadians have been stranded in Wilmington for almost 24 hours. The group was on the way to Montreal when a medical emergency diverted their plane to Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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All lanes of Snow's Cut Bridge back open in time for summer

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video Drivers trying to get to and from Pleasure Island are getting a break from traffic tie-ups. All four lanes on Snow's Cut Bridge are back open, and just in time for the summer rush. Full story...
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Work on I-40 bridge will mean detour next week

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Work on the I-40 bridge in Castle Hayne will mean a detour for drivers starting this weekend. Beginning Friday NC Department of Transportation crews will begin maintenance work on the I-40 East bridge near mile marker 414 weather permitting. Full story...
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Timeline for new Cape Fear crossing pushed back

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The timeline for another crossing of the Cape Fear River has been pushed back again. At a meeting Monday of the Cape Fear Crossing Work Group, consultants from URS Corp. said a draft of the environmental impact study will be completed in spring 2016, and a final study will be approved in the summer of 2017. Full story...
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