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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wilmington Police Department posted on social media it has responded to 51 wrecks in a five-block radius near South College Road in the last 60 days, and the police say it’s because of distracted driving.
Monday’s arrival of a new crane will force the closing of a 26-mile stretch of the Cape Fear River, affecting all vessel traffic south of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge for approximately five to seven hours until the Zhen Hua 25 is safely moored at the Port of Wilmington.