Hampstead Bypass project still on track despite NCDOT budget issues

Despite budget restrictions, Pender County leaders say the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) top priority project for Southeastern North Carolina will remain fully funded.

  CFPUA: Northbound lane of U.S. 421 to close for water main install

Hurricane Florence repairs underway on Henry Street

  City Council to consider designating 3rd St. in honor of civil rights pioneer

  Mixed Feelings: Reactions split after NCDOT announces Cape Fear Crossing postponed indefinitely

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Princess Street closed for tree work

All lanes now open on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

Continued Coverage

  Car overturns after hitting tree on Colonial Dr.

  Wilmington police share statistics as part of ‘Stop on Red’ week

  Public input deadline approaching for Independence Blvd extension

Kerr Avenue project nearing completion, according to the DOT

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Section of Old Fayetteville Road in Leland to close for 2 days

  Attention overnight drivers! Bridge closures, training could slow your travel

  NCDOT gets $1.8 million reimbursement from FEMA, state

The funds will reimburse the NCDOT for emergency response and protective measures.

  Study: I-40 deadliest highway in N.C. for summer travel

ASecureLife.com’s study Summer Travel Tips: The Most Dangerous Highways in Each State analyzed traffic fatality reports for the months of May through September from 2015 to 2017.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial, Isabel Holmes bridges scheduled to open this afternoon

Both the Isabel Holmes Bridge and the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge are scheduled to open for a ship Monday morning.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Section of U.S. 701 to close for pipe replacement

When work begins on Monday, July 29, the road will be closed in both directions between Vinegar Loop and Sidney-Cherry Grove roads.

TRAFFIC ALERT: NC 20 reopens in Bladen Co.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Paving work to begin on Adams St.

NCDOT to hold public meeting on proposal to extend Independence Blvd.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Section of U.S. 701 in Whiteville to close for sewer main work

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Nightly lane closures planned for I-140

TRAFFIC ALERT: Sewer work to cause nightly closures on Dawson, Wooster streets

  Carolina Beach taking steps to eliminate flooding on Canal Drive

Called the Private/Public Tidal Containment Initiative, the plan is to update tidal flow barriers and containment facilities, such as bulkheads.

  Eastwood Road improvements almost complete

The City of Wilmington said in a news release Tuesday the combination of a privately funded project in the same area and the city's 2014 transportation bond project helped better coordinate the work and sped up improvements.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Section of Hwy. 701 closing for storm drain repair

The City of Whiteville said in a news release the closure will begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday and the road should reopen at 6 a.m. on Thursday.

  NCDOT to hold meeting on US 17-Hickman Road intersection

The proposed project would convert the intersection at U.S. 17 and Hickman Road NW into a ‘reduced conflict intersection.’

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lanes reopen after damaged power pole, dangling traffic lights create delays at N. College, MLK Blvd.

By 7:30 p.m., traffic signal repair work was done and normal traffic flow had resumed.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures on Village Road in Leland set for Monday

The road work will not impact Fourth of July holiday weekend traffic.

  Public meeting about Brunswick Co. intersection scheduled for July 8

Community members can drop in any time to learn more about the proposal, ask questions and talk with state Department of Transportation representatives.

Man dies in Pender County car accident

A Rocky Point man is dead after he was in a single car accident on U.S. 117 heading towards Burgaw Saturday afternoon.

  Crews complete sinkhole repair on South Front Street in Wilmington

Crews with the North Carolina Department of Transportation completed sinkhole repairs on South Front Street Thursday morning.

New traffic lights on Eastwood Rd activated

The new traffic lights along Military Cutoff Rd. were activated Wednesday after flashing for a week.

Military Cutoff extension project closes Torchwood Blvd for several weeks

The DOT confirms Torchwood Boulevard will be closed for two months as crews continue work on the Military Cutoff extension project.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closure planned on Front Street due to crane work

A portion of North Front Street will be closed to traffic Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25.

  ‘It’s pretty simple actually’: Wrightsville Beach native presents idea for town’s drawbridge

Harry Stovall says his idea would allow north and southbound waterway traffic that can't pass under the bridge to use Mason and Masonboro inlets, limiting drawbridge openings to emergency and barge traffic.

  Nightly closures on Isabel Holmes Bridge to begin tonight

Nightly closures will begin Thursday, June 20, for the Isabel Holmes Bridge as preservation repairs get under way.

TRAFFIC ALERT: CFPUA repairs to affect traffic on Independence Blvd.

Starting at 9 a.m., westbound traffic on Independence Blvd. between South 17th Street and Carolina Beach Road will be reduced to one lane.

Survey reveals Wilmington citizens concerned about traffic, rebuilding after hurricane

Traffic remains a concern for Wilmington residents but according to a citizen survey taken this year, satisfaction with city services is higher than regional and national averages.

  Kure Beach leaders consider adding crosswalks at beach access points

Kure Beach town leaders discussed adding crosswalks at beach access points at Monday night's town council meeting.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial, Isabel Holmes bridges scheduled to open today

Both the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and the Isabel Holmes Bridge are scheduled to open for a ship Monday, June 17.

TRAFFIC ALERT: ‘Significant’ delays expected as crews begin paving East Oak Island Drive Monday morning

Oak Island officials announced that the paving of East Oak Island Drive is expected to begin Monday morning.

Section of NC 210 closing for culvert installation

Beginning June 17, a portion of the road will close about a mile south of U.S. 701 northeast of Elizabethtown.

City of Wilmington crews working on Cedar Ave.

Crews with the City of Wilmington are making asphalt repairs and paving along Cedar Avenue this week.

Section of Chestnut St. reopens after lengthy closure

A section of Chestnut Street has reopened after a lengthy delay due to work on an apartment building.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound lanes of U.S. 17 reopened following wreck

Northbound lanes on U.S. 17 are blocked near the I-140 exit after a wreck Friday morning.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck at MLK Parkway and Market St. backing up traffic

A wreck at the intersection at MLK Parkway and Market St. is backing up traffic in the area Thursday morning.

Repair work closes bridge in Brunswick Co. for a week

The bridge is over Middle Swamp less than a mile south of its intersection with US 17 Business in Bolivia.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Intersection of Fourth and Grace to close for brick work

The intersection of Fourth and Grace streets will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Monday while crews begin brick installation.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Fire hydrant replacement to force lane closure on Wrightsville Avenue

Crews with CFPUA will close a westbound lane in the 2700 block of Wrightsville Avenue Thursday morning while crews replace a fire hydrant that was struck by a vehicle.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Overnight lane closures planned for Cape Fear Memorial Bridge this week

Work will take place from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting on Wednesday, May 29.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Sewer work to force lane shift on South Kerr Ave. Wednesday

Sewer work will force a lane shift on South Kerr Avenue beginning Wednesday morning, according to CFPUA.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridges to open for tug and barge tonight

According to the bridge tender, the Isabel Holmes is scheduled to open at approximately 2 p.m. with the Cape Fear Memorial following shortly afterward.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge openings could impact evening traffic

Both the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and Isabel Holmes bridges are expected to open Monday evening.

  The Coast Guard promotes safe boating practices ahead of Memorial Day weekend

It's National Safe Boating Week and the Coast Guard wants you to keep some things in mind while out on the water this holiday weekend.

  What you need to know ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year

Millions of Americans will be traveling for Memorial Day weekend. Here are the things you need to know before hitting the road.

  NCDOT hosts public meeting to discuss potential replacement options for Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

The N.C. Department of Transportation recently conducted a feasibility study looking at replacing the Heide Trask Drawbridge, the only bridge in and out of Wrightsville Beach.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound lane of Oleander Drive reopens after completion of emergency repairs

Westbound traffic has been reduced to a single lane Tuesday on Oleander Drive near where it connects with Wooster and Dawson streets while Cape Fear Public Utility Authority crews work to repair a water main break.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Maintenance scheduled for Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

An inspection of the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will cause lane closures Wednesday, May 22.

Overturned vehicle on U.S. 17 near Surf City slows southbound traffic

An overturned vehicle near Surf City is slowing southbound traffic on U.S. 17 Friday afternoon.

Public meeting scheduled for revised 74/76 upgrade

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the East Columbus High School gymnasium at 32 Gator Road in Lake Waccamaw.

  While it’s still years away, some in Wrightsville Beach ponder pros and cons of new drawbridge

The N.C. Department of Transportation recently conducted a feasibility study looking at replacing the Heide Trask Drawbridge, the only bridge in and out of Wrightsville Beach.

  Public meeting set for proposal to change Brunswick Co. intersection to interchange

The proposed project would affect the intersection of Ocean Highway and Southport-Supply Road Southeast.

Southport-Fort Fisher ferry trips canceled due to ramp repairs

All trips after 1:45 p.m. are canceled Saturday due to ramp repairs.

Why does it feel different driving over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge?

Drivers crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge are turning to social media, posting they are having more trouble than normal maintaining control while crossing the bridge.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Repair work to force lane closure on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

The lane closure will start at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 and is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 8.

TRAFFIC ALERT: CFPUA inspections could cause lane closures on Monday

The work is expected to continue through the end of May.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck on Carolina Beach Road causes backup near Codington Elementary

The wreck, which took place at the intersection of Echo Farms Blvd., is blocking a southbound lane.

  Nearly 700 people attend Cape Fear Crossing open house, public hearing

North Brunswick High School’s gymnasium was nearly filled with Brunswick County residents, North Carolina Department of Transportation employees and local law enforcement for the second of two open house/public hearing meetings about a proposed NCDOT project.

Man dies after hit-and-run in Brunswick Co.; SHP asking for help identifying driver

A hit and run crash left a Calabash man dead Tuesday, and the State Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver involved in the collision.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Emergency sewer repairs close section of South Front Street in Wilmington

A section of South Front Street in Wilmington is closed so crews from CFPUA can perform emergency sewer repairs.

  Cape Fear Crossing project causes conflict between DOT, residents

As southeastern North Carolina’s population grows, the NC Department of Transportation is mapping out different plans to add a bridge to relieve traffic congestion in our area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road to close in Surf City for sewer work

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a portion of Little Kinston Road while sewer work is completed.

  Leland pushes harder for NCDOT to reconsider Cape Fear Crossing plans ahead of public hearings

Residents and elected leaders in Leland are hoping to make an impression on the North Carolina Department of Transportation and others on the committee in charge of the Cape Fear Crossing project, either through a stack of letters or a packed public hearing.

Sewer, water system repair work could cause intermittent road closures in Wrightsville Beach

Major repairs in the East and West Salisbury Street area are scheduled to begin Thursday.

  Troopers ID motorcyclist killed after chase, crash in New Hanover County

The N.C. State Highway Patrol has identified a motorcyclist killed after crashing during a chase with troopers last week.

TRAFFIC ALERT: South 16th Street closed after tractor-trailer takes down power lines

The intersection of 16th and Marstellar streets in Wilmington is closed after a tractor-trailer broke a power pole and knocked down power lines Tuesday afternoon.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Burnett Blvd. intersection to close for CFPUA work

The intersection of Burnett and Central boulevards will be closed Wednesday, April 24.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Emergency repairs affecting portion of Wrightsville Ave.

Emergency repairs are affecting traffic flow Tuesday on a portion of Wrightsville Ave.

  The best and worst days to fill up your tank to save money and time

GasBuddy released a survey that found the best and worst days of the week in each state to fill up.

  NCDOT hosting open houses, public hearings about proposed Cape Fear Crossing

Hoggard High is hosting the first event April 29, and North Brunswick High is hosting the second one April 30.