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New traffic pattern causing backups, traffic light coming to I-140/421

A new traffic pattern is causing backups on I-140 during rush hour, but a change is coming.
Road Closed

Lane closures in Pender Co. to last through May

Crews will work to construct the new alignment connection between Dan Owen Drive and Factory Road in Pender County.

Intersection of Floral Parkway and Park Avenue to close for road work

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, the intersection of Floral Parkway and Park Avenue will be closed so that crews can install stormwater improvements.

River Road to close near RiverLights next week for bridge repairs

A heads up to drivers who use River Road in Wilmington. A section of the road near RiverLights will be closed starting next week.

Roundabout proposed to improve crossroads outside Dublin

A proposed roundabout in Dublin would eliminate a four way stop at NC 410 and NC 41.

Ploof Road detour to stretch into March

A detour for drivers in Leland will last at least about a month longer than expected.
Rendering of the design NCDOT has chosen to elevate MLK Parkway/Eastwood Road over Market Street in Wilmington. (Photo: NCDOT/StarNews)

Overpass coming to MLK-Market intersection

Work on a long-planned major overhaul to one of the city’s most congested intersections could start this year.
I-95 Bridge Construction

Lane closures expected on Odell Williamson Bridge

NCDOT will close eastbound and westbound right and left lanes intermittently on the Odell Williamson Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway to Ocean Isle Beach beginning Monday at 9 a.m. and will continue until Friday, February 2 at 4 p.m.

If there’s one problem that affects just about everyone in southeastern North Carolina, it has to be traffic. From road work to congestion to the future growth of the area, getting around is often hard to do. It’s a problem so big, two Wilmington newsrooms are joining forces to tackle it as part of OPERATION GRIDLOCK.

WWAY and the StarNews are working together to find out what’s behind the slowdowns and bottlenecks, what’s being done to fix them and how you can avoid some of the worst places on our roads. We’ll have tips and traffic updates and much more.

So when you’re seeing red from brake lights and feel the road rage turning on, county on OPERATION GRIDLOCK driven by WWAY and the StarNews.

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