Traffic

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Malmo Loop Road NE washed out

Malmo Loop Road NE was washed out near Maco Road, according to a post from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Isabel Holmes Bridge expected to open for sailboat this morning

  Gas leak snarls traffic, delays school buses

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple openings scheduled for Isabel Holmes Bridge today

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple lanes blocked after wreck at S. College Road -Wrightville Ave. intersection

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closures planned for Boiling Spring Lakes

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures planned on Dogwood Lane in Pender Co.

Continued Coverage

Jackknifed tractor trailer shuts down Hwy. 53 for more than an hour

  All lanes of Carolina Beach Road reopen after crews clean hazardous fluid spill

Driver taken to hospital after vehicle overturns on S. 17th Street

TRAFFIC ALERT: Isabel Holmes Bridge to open this afternoon

Damaged equipment causes power outage for thousands in Wilmington

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Factory Road intersection to close for median work

Crews to repave portion of Castle St. this week

According to City of Wilmington officials, the work will take place on Castle Street from S. 3rd Street to S. 16th Street.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial, Isabel Holmes bridges opening this morning

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is expected to open at approximately 9 a.m. with the Isabel Holmes to follow shortly afterward.

  Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route to close Monday for 3-month ramp replacement project

Crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation will close the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route on Jan. 6 for approximately three months to replace the aging cable-counterweight ramp system at the ferry terminals.

  Paving project in Surf City scheduled to begin this week

The Hurricane Florence Street Damage Paving Project is scheduled to begin in Surf City on Friday, Jan. 3.

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

TRAFFIC ALERT: Isabel Holmes, Cape Fear Memorial bridges scheduled to open for tug and barge this morning

  WAVE announces reduced service hours for 2020

  TRAFFIC ALERT: New ramp associated with Military Cutoff Road Extension expected to open tonight

  Work on River Place development nearing completion

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

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple bridge openings scheduled for today

Both the Isabel Holmes and Cape Fear Memorial bridges are scheduled to open Monday, Dec. 16.

HAPPENING TODAY: UNCW prepares for fall commencement ceremonies

UNCW will hold its fall commencement ceremonies Saturday. Dec. 14, at Trask Coliseum.

TRAFFIC ALERT: NCDOT to close Wilmington lanes Sunday morning for tree trimming

The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to close several traffic lanes in Wilmington Sunday morning to safely trim low hanging limbs.

  Intersection changes coming to Racine, College Acres

Changes to the Racine and College Acres Drive intersection will start next week.

  Opposition mounts against proposed 6-story hotel on Wrightsville Ave

Neighbors showed up to a community meeting Monday night to voice their concerns about a developer’s plan to build a hotel along Wrightsville Avenue next to the Famous Toastery.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road closure information for tonight’s Carolina Beach Christmas Parade

The parade, which gets under way at 7:30 p.m., will proceed from Atlanta Ave. down Lake Park Blvd. to the Federal Point Plaza.

  Apex man dies in wreck on I-40

According to State Highway Patrol officials, Charles Robert Xiao, 19, died as a result of the wreck, which took place just after 9 p.m. near Exit 389.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to open for returning Diligence

According to the bridge tender, the bridge will open for the ship at approximately noon.

Carolinas fall into top 10 list of worst states for drunk driving

According to its website, the DUI severity score is calculated using each state’s DUI arrest rate per 100,000 population and the DUI fatality rate per 100,000 population.

Greenfield Street repaving project completed

The road was repaved from Third Street to 16th Street.

ILM expects high volumes for Thanksgiving after already seeing big year

Many in Southeastern North Carolina will take to the skies week to visit family and friends for the Thanskgiving holiday, but the Wilmington International Airport is ready.

Gas leak causes shutdown of portion of Market Street

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., a gas leak was reported at 7499 Market Street.

N.C. DOT to hold public meeting on proposed Brunswick County project

The proposed project would extend Carolina Bays Parkway (S.C. 31) from S.C. 9 in Horry County, S.C., across the N.C. state line to U.S. 17 in Brunswick County.

  Understanding the gridlock: WECT talks to Wilmington traffic light engineer

Major road improvements are planned some of the city’s busiest intersections, but traffic tie-ups likely to get worse before they get better.

  WAVE Transit unveils new Port City Trolley Program

New trolley will replace the previous trolley, with a revised route and a new name. The community engaged in a naming contest, and in May 2019, the votes were in favor of the new name, Port City Trolley.

Highway construction suspended for Thanksgiving holiday

The NC Department of Transportation says most construction on the state’s major highways will be suspended as travelers begin their Thanksgiving travel.

U.S. 701 bridge in Bladen County to remain closed for Florence-related repairs

The N.C. Department of Transportation said the northbound bridge on U.S. 701 in Bladen County will remain closed as NCDOT crews identify a plan to repair substructure damage caused by Hurricane Florence floodwaters.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Canal Dr. closed due to flooding

Several blocks of Canal Drive in Carolina Beach is closed Monday morning due to flooding.

Southport-Fort Fisher ferry still suspended Sunday due to heavy rain and winds

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has suspended ferry operations for six of its seven routes Saturday.

NCDOT: Work on busy Columbus County intersection expected to finish in December

Work to transform a busy Columbus County intersection is expected to wrap up early, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial, Isabel Holmes bridges to open for barge this morning

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and Isabel Holmes Bridge will open for a tug and barge Thursday, Nov. 7.

  NCDOT tests equipment, prepares for the winter ahead

NCDOT held Winter Weather Prep Day Tuesday in New Hanover County to prepare for the colder months ahead.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Section of Market Street in Wilmington reopens after crash

- A section of Market Street reopened to traffic following a crash Friday afternoon.

Crews working on bus stop project on Shipyard Blvd.

Crews with Carolina Civil Works, Inc. are installing a bus pullout area, sidewalk, and passenger amenities.

  Torchwood Boulevard closure to extend into December, NCDOT says

Torchwood Boulevard in Ogden continues to remain closed and will reopen sometime in December, according to officials with the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Google Maps users will soon be able to see speed traps

We’ve all had that feeling of cruising down the open road, but then all of a sudden, you find yourself slamming on the brakes when you see a police cruiser hiding on the side.

  NCDOT holds open house for proposed changes to U.S. 74/76 in Columbus County

The N.C. Department of Transportation held an open house Tuesday for Columbus County residents to see proposed safety changes to U.S. 74/76 that aim to reduce crashes near the Delco community.

  Disabled veteran: 'I pretty much use the bus for all of my transportation’

Wilmington City Council and community members are responding to the New Hanover County Commissioner’s vote to end their contract with WAVE Transit.

  Police search for hit-and-run driver involved in rollover crash

Police seek car involved in hit and run crash in Wilmington.

  Expect traffic impacts with Saturday’s IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon

A look at traffic impacts due to Saturday's IRONMAN triathlon.

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-40 ramps in Pender Co. to close for improvements

Crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation have plans to close ramps at an Interstate 40 interchange in Pender County to improve safety and create a smoother ride for driver.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Davis St. in Southport closing for tree removal

Davis Street in Southport will be closed all day Friday, Oct. 18, while two large trees are removed.

  Driver taken to hospital after school bus accident, no students injured

A wreck involving a school bus delayed traffic for about an hour Wednesday morning on Carolina Beach Road.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck involving dump truck delays drivers near 17th St.-Shipyard Blvd. intersection

A wreck involving a dump truck is tying up traffic at the intersection of 17th Street and Shipyard Blvd. Monday morning.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Mallory Creek Drive to temporarily close for repaving project

Mallory Creek Drive will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 14 to allow crews to repair damaged asphalt and improve drainage in several locations on the roadway.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wrecks cause shutdown of portion of River Road in Brunswick Co. for more than an hour

River Road SE in Brunswick County (Hwy. 133) is shut down in both directions near Westport Drive due to a wreck Tuesday morning.

  NCDOT to stop traffic on U.S. 74/76 in Columbus County to set bridge girders

The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily stop traffic on U.S. 74/76 in Columbus County as part of the Hallsboro Road interchange project.

ILM survey gives insight on what flyers want at airport

ILM officials say 4,076 passengers responded to the survey.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Isabel Holmes, Cape Fear Memorial to open for tanker today

The Isabel Holmes Bridge is expected to open at approximately 2 p.m. with the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to follow shortly afterward.

  Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry to resume service Tuesday morning

The N.C. Department of Transporation announced Monday that the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will resume service at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Inspection of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge complete

The N.C. Department of Transporation says the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will close to traffic for up to four nights as part of the bridge’s annual inspection.

  River Road closure for culvert repair starts Monday, drivers urged to prepare for extra traffic

Beginning Sept. 30, a portion of River Road will be closed for approximately six months so a large drainage culvert can be replaced and a CFPUA force main sewer line can be relocated.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Tennessee Ave. closing for stormwater work

A portion of Tennessee Avenue will be closed Thursday and Friday as crews make stormwater improvements in the area.

  DOT to shift southbound traffic onto new portion of U.S. 421

The N.C. Department of Transportation on Thursday will begin shifting traffic onto the new portion of U.S. 421 near the New Hanover-Pender county line, nearly a year after floodwaters from Hurricane Florence destroyed one of the main thoroughfares into Wilmington.

  Depending on resolution, gas prices could impact tourism industry following Saudi oil field attack

The Saturday attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities were the largest in the county’s history. While it is still uncertain who is responsible for these attacks, the United States Government has called it an attempt to impact the global economy.

  Multiple children taken to hospital after wreck involving school bus

A school bus was involved in a wreck Thursday morning at the intersection of the 16th Street and the Robin Hood Drive.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck causes multiple lane closures on College Road near Kings Grant

Northbound traffic is limited to just one lane for a portion on N. College Road after a wreck Thursday morning.

  Cooper attends NCDOT update on U.S. 421, a year after Florence

Governor Roy Cooper will be visiting the section of U.S. 421, Tuesday, that was washed out during Hurricane Florence.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Trees fallen over Green Swamp Road; U.S. 17 has reopened near Shallotte

According to a NCDOT tweet, the road is closed in both directions near Mount Pisgah Road SW near milemarker 20.

  Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route could resume on Oct. 1, NCDOT says

The Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route could resume on Oct. 1, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

NCDOT: Torchwood Boulevard closure to last another month

The work was supposed to wrap up in about two months, however, previous water restrictions in New Hanover County created delays to the utility work.

NCDOT: Work to begin soon on I-40 improvements

Nearly 30 miles of I-40 in Pender and Duplin counties soon will receive improvements.

NCDOT to suspend most major roadwork for upcoming Labor Day holiday

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will suspend most road construction projects causing lane closures on major routes across the state during the upcoming Labor Day holiday.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of S. 17th Street reduced to one lane

Northbound traffic in the 300 block of S. 17th Street (near Ann and Nun streets) will be reduced to one lane starting at 9 a.m.

  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.

  Wrongway driver on Isabel Holmes Bridge accused of hit-and-run

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are seeking the public’s help to identify a driver accused of hitting another vehicle while going the wrong way on the Isabel Holmes Bridge.

  Car hits trailer, flips onto side on Third Street

The wreck occurred just before 9:30 a.m. on Third Street near Nun Street.

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

A northbound lane of U.S. 421 in New Hanover County will be closed starting next week so crews with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority can perform a water main installation.