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Lane closures on I-140 near Dan Cameron Bridge start Thursday

Heads up, drivers! Lane closures will limit traffic flow on Interstate 140 in Wilmington over the next week.

Flooding closes US 421 near USS North Carolina Battleship

Extremely heavy downpours has forced U.S. 421 near the USS North Carolina Battleship to close. The flooding in the area has made the roadway impassable. 

Traffic expected to pick up as holiday travel rush gets going

The NCDOT reports that heavy traffic is expected on the roads from now until Sunday as people hit the road to visit family for Thanksgiving.

Part of S. Topsail Dr. closed, new Surf City Bridge should open soon

Carroll could not give us an exact date for when the new bridge would be open to traffic, but he said he expects it to be before then end of 2018. 

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge repairs may cause nightly closures through April

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is going to be undergoing repairs until next year.
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New traffic pattern eliminates left turns from Kerr to Market in Wilmington

Heads up, Wilmington drivers! There's a new traffic pattern on Kerr Avenue.

Flipped tractor-trailer creates temporary traffic issues

A tractor-trailer carrying sheet rock flipped on its side in Leland Thursday morning, causing some temporary traffic issues for drivers.

NCDOT hopes to open temporary bridge on US 421 Wednesday

Traffic could soon be flowing again on US 421 at the New Hanover-Pender county line.
Operation Gridlock

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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