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NCDOT awards nearly $4 million contract to preserve Thomas Rhodes Bridge

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video The Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to preserve the Thomas Rhodes Bridge, which carries U.S. 421 over the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County. The project will entail major preservation work including hydro-demolition of the bridge deck and the placement of a latex modified overlay, replacement of expansion joints, cleaning and painting of the structural steel and various structural concrete repairs. Full story...
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Isabel Holmes bridge closed tonight

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video The Isabel Holmes Bridge will be closed for mechanical and electrical repairs starting at 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full story...
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Tunnel will be considered for new Cape Fear crossing

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video A meeting meant to kickstart the building of another crossing of the Cape Fear River between Brunswick County and Wilmington put the option of a tunnel on the table while showcasing local officials’ wariness of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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Thanksgiving 'Click it or Ticket' underway

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video Through Sunday, law enforcement across the state will crack down on motorists who are not wearing their seat belts. It's part of the Thanksgiving "Click it or Ticket" campaign. Full story...
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Community input wanted for new traffic patterns at Wrightsville Beach

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video The Town of Wrightsville Beach is considering some changes to the flow traffic on the island and want your feedback. They will hold a meeting Thursday to discuss the Community Transportation Plan. Full story...
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WMPO curbs collector street plan

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Transportation planners have curbed an idea to create a series of collector streets they said would help ease traffic in Wilmington in the future after citizens provided plenty of negative reaction. Full story...
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Pleasure Island businesses have mix views of bridge work impact

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video After weeks of delays, a long-term work project on the Snow's Cut Bridge has begun. One lane in each direction will be closed for about four months But with the holidays right around the corner, businesses on Pleasure Island have mixed feelings about the timing of the project. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Bridge work to linger into late July

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Repairs on the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge are running behind schedule. The completion date has moved from spring of next year to July 27. Full story...
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Snow's cut Bridge work to start Friday

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After a couple of weeks of delays, a long-term work project on the Snow's Cut Bridge will start Friday. Traffic on the ridge on Carolina Beach Road/US 421 over the Intracoastal Waterway will be reduced from four to two lanes while crews conduct extensive repair work. Full story...
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Hurricane Sandy causes Snow's Cut Bridge work delay

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video The North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) says work originally scheduled to begin today on the Snow's Cut Bridge will not start, due to Hurricane Sandy blowing through the region. Full story...
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Snow's Cut Bridge work delayed until Monday

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videoRepairs that will close two lanes of Snow's Cut Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway for months won't start until Monday. Full story...
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Snow's Cut Bridge down to two lanes Wednesday till February

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Traffic on Snow's Cut Bridge on Carolina Beach Road over the Intracoastal Waterway in New Hanover County will be reduced from four to two lanes beginning Wednesday. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. again among worst in traffic safety

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video Wilmington once again is receiving bad marks for traffic safety. Of the five worst counties in the Tar Heel State, New Hanover comes in second for accidents in a new AAA report. AAA says there were nearly 4,500 accidents in New Hanover County in 2011. Full story...
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Explosives truck crashes, closing I-85 in NC

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Motorists on Interstate 85 in North Carolina are forced to detour, and homes and a school are evacuated after a tractor-trailer carrying explosives overturned. The North Carolina Transportation Department says the Monday morning crash in Archdale near High Point is expected to keep I-85 closed in both directions until Monday evening. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher returns to full schedule tomorrow

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The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will be back to its normal schedule tomorrown. The NC Department of Transportation cut some runs today on the route while mechanics work to fix mechanical/electrical problems on the Motor Vessel Fort Fisher. Full story...
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