TRAFFIC ALERT: Expect intermittent lane closures as work begins to improve downtown Wilmington intersection

Median to be extended at 3rd and Dock Streets in downtown Wilmington
Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 3:56 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Intermittent lane closures can be expected around the intersection of South 3rd Street and Dock Street beginning January 31 for contract crews to work on safety improvements to the intersection.

Contractors for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will be extending an existing median on South 3rd Street so that drivers on Dock Street will have to turn right instead of making the dangerous maneuver of crossing S. 3rd Street to turn left or go straight.

“The project will include the addition of a marked crosswalk and allow pedestrians to wait in the median, if necessary, while crossing South Third Street, which does not have a traffic signal at this location,” the NCDOT press release stated.

“Drivers will encounter off-and-on lane closures on South Third Street near Dock Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting near the end of January; some occasional nighttime lane closures may occur as well. In addition, Dock Street will have periodic lane restrictions around this intersection,” according to a City of Wilmington press release.

Drivers should slow down and be alert when traveling through this work zone.

The expected project completion date is fall 2022.

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