Department of Transportation

1:45 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

NC Senate Candidates Debate the 2013 Mobility Formula

Republican Michael Lee and Democrat Elizabeth Redenbaugh squared off during the Fight For NC Power Breakfast, hosted by the Wilmington Business Journal.
Wilmington Business Journal

Economic development experts say aging transportation systems are holding back growth in southeastern North Carolina.  The candidates for North Carolina’s Senate District 9, which encompasses most of New Hanover County, differ on whether the Mobility Formula is fair. 

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12:29 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Widening of Alligator Bridge to Decrease Evening Traffic By Next Summer

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is looking into ways to improve traffic during morning peak hours.l
North Carolina Department of Transportation

The Leland causeway construction likely won’t end until November of 2016. But some traffic easement may come by next summer.

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1:57 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Leland Drivers Request Live Traffic Updates For Causeway Construction

Officials from the North Carolina Department of Transportation listen to complaints and suggestions from Leland drivers.
Isabelle Shepherd

Due to causeway construction, Leland drivers often don't know what they'll encounter on their commute. Will it be an hour of traffic or smooth sailing? Citizens have taken traffic reporting into their own hands.

Before heading out to work, Leland residents would like a traffic update.  That was one of the public suggestions made to the North Carolina Department of Transportation at their meeting to discuss causeway traffic issues.  As it stands, the NC DOT has a website for such updates, but it only offers still shots, with no live feed. 

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6:37 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Leland Drivers Note Lane Visibility Issues at N.C. Department of Transportation Meeting

The lane line confusion becomes worse in the early morning and evening, when the sun hits the road at an angle. The confusion causes drivers to slow down, creating more traffic.

Construction work on a Leland causeway is creating multiple traffic problems. On U.S. 17-74-76, one such issue is line visibility, with drivers complaining that they see up to three lane lines on the road. 

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Local - March 5
5:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Hampstead Citizen Group to Challenge NC Department of Transportation Over Proposed Bypass Plan

Hampstead's Chapel Pond, home to several types of birds and fish, would be destroyed under the DOT's proposed bypass plan.

A group of Hampstead citizens has organized to oppose a proposed interchange along Highway 17 that would bisect their town. Construction of this thirty-million-dollar ramp is slated to begin in 2023; however, the local group is already fighting the six-lane interchange, saying the project will disrupt local business and the environment.

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6:00 am
Thu February 9, 2012

37 Miles of Roadway Getting a Facelift in Brunswick, NHCo.

More than 37 miles of primary and secondary roads in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties will soon be resurfaced.

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