Traffic

  ‘It’s going to be a thorn for us’: residents react to Market Street project forcing nightly lane closures until late 2022

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures scheduled on I-40

  Deal Diva: Study says Monday is best day to buy gas

  Motorcyclist crashes, dies following chase with troopers in New Hanover County

TRAFFIC ALERT: Sewer work to close section of Central Blvd. in Wilmington

  Oak Island bridge reopens three days ahead of schedule

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  TRAFFIC ALERT: CFPUA work on Burnett Blvd., Third St. to last about a month

Traffic Alert: Portion of River Road in Wilmington closing Sunday for race

  WPD responds to more than 50 wrecks caused by distracted drivers in the last 60 days

  ‘The last time I looked at her, she was so happy and smiling': Grandmother recalls losing 16-month-old granddaughter

  Carolina Beach Town Council discusses safety improvement possibilities on busy boulevard

  WPD plans for unprecedented growth, traffic in the city

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Sewer work planned for area near Carolina Beach Rd.-Shipyard Blvd. intersection

Work will occur between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Tuesday, April 9, through Friday, April 12.

  Crane arrival to affect vessel traffic, including ferry, on Cape Fear River

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.

  Parking and street closures for the Azalea Festival

What you need to know for this week's events in Wilmington.

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

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

REAL ID mobile office available this weekend at Azalea Festival

I-140 reopens to traffic after emergency bridge repairs

  Neighbors concerned about dangers of crosswalk at 3rd and Ann streets; city unable to make safety changes

  Water St. set to re-open for two-way traffic in May

TRAFFIC ALERT: Northbound lanes closed on Carolina Beach Road

  Town leaders meet with NCDOT about possible safety improvements to Carolina Beach intersection

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of eastbound I-140 in Brunswick County closed for bridge repair

A bridge on eastbound I-140 at the Cedar Hill Road exit will remain closed so NC Department of Transportation engineers and a contractor perform maintenance this week.

This could affect your drive home! Cape Fear Memorial, Isabel Holmes bridges to open this afternoon

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open at approximately 5:45 p.m.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures planned on 16th, 17th streets due to CFPUA work

Temporary lane closures are expected for portions of 16th and 17th streets in Wilmington starting Wednesday, March 27, as inspections and maintenance is performed on Cape Fear Public Utility Authority sewer mains.

Southport-Ft. Fisher Ferry running on one-boat schedule today

The Southport-Ft. Fisher ferry will be running on a one-boat schedule Wednesday, March 27.

  Council members approve ordinance to fine people who drive on often flooded road in Carolina Beach

Council members voted unanimously Tuesday morning to approve fining drivers up to $250 for driving down Canal Drive if it’s closed because of flooding.

  Section of N. 4th Street closed for brick rehabilitation

The intersection of N. Fourth and Walnut Streets will be closed until Friday, March 29.

Heavy smoke from mulch fire temporarily closes portion of Hwy. 210 in Pender

A portion of Hwy. 210 was shut down Tuesday morning due to heavy smoke in the area from a nearby mulch fire.

Traffic Alert: road reopen after fire causes highway to close Sunday morning

A pile of construction debris is on fire in Pender County. The smoke is causing white out conditions on portions of NC Hwy 210, forcing road closures.

  Carolina Beach Road reopens after deputy-involved crash

A traffic accident near Coddington Elementary has shut down southbound lanes on Carolina Beach Road Friday afternoon.

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to remain open this weekend after planned closure canceled

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will not close this weekend as previously scheduled, according to the bridge tender.

Pedestrian hit, killed in Bladen County

A pedestrian was struck and killed in Bladen County early Friday morning, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

  Leland supporting Cape Fear Crossing route that spares Brunswick Forest, puts other neighborhoods at risk

Good news for some Brunswick County residents is causing anxiety for others. On Monday, Leland Town Council voiced support for a plan that would spare Brunswick Forest and Mallory Creek residents, at the potential expense of Snee Farm and Stoney Creek Plantation.

CFPUA: Sewer work to close part of Windemere Road Monday morning

Crews with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will close part of a road in Wilmington Monday morning for sewer repair work.

NCDOT: Don’t take prom photos on railroad tracks

With prom season not too far away, North Carolina transportation officials are asking people to avoid using railroad tracks as a backdrop for their photos.

Southport-Fort Fisher ferry on one-boat schedule

The Southport-Fort Fisher ferry will be operating on a one-boat schedule Thursday, March 14, due to mechanical issues.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of East Boiling Spring Road to close for repairs

According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, about a .2-mile portion of the road will be close about one mile east of NC 87 at North Lake and Patricia Lake.

  Head-on collision in Columbus County seriously injures drivers, both in hospital

According to the Columbus News Reporter, the accident happened on Seven Creeks Highway in Nakina.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Fifth St. to be closed for several weeks

Northbound lanes of S. Fifth Street will be closed between Church and Nun streets starting Wednesday as a church damaged by Hurricane Florence is repaired.

  Nightly lane closures planned for Dawson St. as sewer work gets under way

Lane closures are planned for portions of Dawson Street starting Wednesday as a contractor for the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority conducts inspections and maintenance on sewer mains.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Military Cutoff, Wrightsville Ave. reopens after tractor-trailer accident takes down traffic lights

A tractor-trailer carrying an oversized load has damaged traffic lights at the intersection of Military Cutoff Road and Wrightsville Avenue.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Front Street will be closed Tuesday morning

N. Front Street will be closed between Market and Princess streets from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Rehab work on G.V. Barbee Bridge in Oak Island progressing

The G.V. Barbee Bridge in Oak Island is expected to reopen on time as crews continue work on a $15.8 million rehabilitation project.

Know where the traffic hot spots will be for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon

Pack your patience if you’re trying to get around Wilmington this weekend. Drivers can expect delays as runners fill the streets for the annual New Hanover Regional Medical Center- Wrightsville Beach Half & Full Marathon.

  Troopers identify FedEx truck driver killed in fiery accident

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has identified the FedEx driver who was killed when his truck caught fire Thursday morning after a crash on Interstate 40.

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

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open for a sailboat Thursday afternoon.

TRAFFIC ALERT: NC 53 closed in both directions in Kelly after wreck

NC 53 is closed in both directions after a wreck Wednesday morning in Kelly.

  Weekend closures of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge aren’t over yet

For some, it’s an inconvenience, a headache and a traffic nightmare. But it’s for everyone’s safety that the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will continue to be closed for at least two more weekends.

Burgaw road closures expected during drainage improvement project

Driving in parts of Burgaw will be a little more complicated beginning Wednesday.

  Wrightsville Beach paid parking begins March 1

Paid parking is in effect March 1-Oct. 31 except where otherwise posted, and rates are $3 per hour or $17 per day.

  Isabel Holmes Bridge deck replacement project could start in April

A $17.9 million project to replace the grid deck on the Isabel Holmes Bridge could start in April and last for over a year, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

  ‘We’re going to find him either way’: WPD confident suspect who hit bartender on walk to work will be found

A Wilmington bartender is figuring out how he will pay his bills after he became a victim of a hit and run while walking to work.

  Widening of Market Street could begin in April

Since Market Street is such a heavily traveled road, the contractor will be restricted from closing any lanes of traffic between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. but nightly lane closures should be expected.

  Brunswick County bridge on Hwy 211 reopens after damage repaired

The bridge in the 3000 block of Highway 211 on Green Swamp Road in Supply is closed, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to close this weekend

Isabel Holmes will open at 7:30; Cape Fear Memorial will open at 8

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Market St. reopens after gas leak

A portion of Market Street has been closed to traffic as crews try to repair a gas leak in the area.

  Car flipped on its side after chain reaction crash in Monkey Junction, four hospitalized

Carolina Beach Road is now back open after an accident caused a car to flip on its side, shutting down lanes for more than an hour Saturday night.

  Construction begins for permanent bridge on U.S. 421

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has started construction on a permanent bridge after Hurricane Florence caused the largest washout in North Carolina at the New Hanover and Pender County line.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Month-long lane closures on S. College Rd., Wooster St. for sewer work to begin Monday

Portions of Wooster Street and South College Road in Wilmington will be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 18 for sewer work that is expected to run through mid-March.

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

Both the Cape Fear Memorial and Isabel Holmes bridges are scheduled to open for a barge Thursday, Feb. 14.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Week-long lane closures on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge start Monday

Beginning Monday, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will conduct intermittent closures on the eastbound and westbound lanes of the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: House being moved from Wrightsville Beach to River Road on Sunday likely to cause delays

Drivers in and around Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington should be on the lookout as crews move a house to the River Road area Sunday morning.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge scheduled to open for sailboat today

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open for a sailboat Wednesday, Feb. 13.

  Eastwood Rd. safety, aesthetic improvements moving along

Work to improve traffic and safety on Eastwood Rd. is evident with the construction of traffic lights at the intersection of Eastwood Rd. and Dungannon Blvd, at the entrance of Autumn Hall.

  New bridge built after Hurricane Florence opens in Bladen County

The state Department of Transportation said in a news release that a bridge on Johnsontown Road has been repaired after hurricane floodwaters damaged it. The new bridge cost $1.2 million.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews stop gas leak; South Kerr Ave. reopens

Crews have repaired the leak and South Kerr Avenue has reopened.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closed this weekend

Expect closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge this weekend.

Hazmat crew determines possible methanol leak just condensation on tanker

No one was reported injured as a result of the wreck, which took place near the intersection of S. College Road and Hurst Drive.

  More than 400 Leland residents show up to voice concern over proposed Cape Fear Crossing

The Cape Fear Crossing is an approximately 9.5-mile proposed road and bridge aimed at improving traffic and enhancing freight movements from US 17 and I-140 in Brunswick County to US 421 near the Port of Wilmington in southern New Hanover County.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures planned for Wrightsville Beach bridges

Lane closures will be in place while two bridges in Wrightsville Beach are inspected next week.

  Investigators identify man killed after car crash, fall from bridge

Investigators have identified a man who died after falling from the Dan Cameron Bridge Wednesday night.

  Kerr Avenue construction expected to wrap up this summer

According to NCDOT, they expect work to finish up by the end of the summer season.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures expected Wednesday on Wrightsville Ave.

Lane closures are planned for a portion of Wrightsville Ave. between Dawson Street and Spofford Circle.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures expected on bridge for about a month

One lane of the bridge on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway over the NE Cape Fear River in Wilmington will close for about a month while maintenance work is being done.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Market Street closed after crash knocks out power to thousands

Thousands of people in the Ogden area were without power Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer slammed into power lines and destroyed power poles on Market Street.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Wrightsville Avenue closure extended for sewer repair work

Bonham Ave at Wrightsville Ave will be closed to everyone except for local traffic beginning Monday, Jan. 28. at 9 a.m. for repairs to a broken sewer main.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews replacing pipe on NC 11 in Pender Co.

Crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation will be replacing a pipe in the southbound lane of N.C. 11 starting Monday, Jan. 28.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Railroad crossing work nears completion, 4 crossings remain closed

CSX crews appear to be nearing completion of repair work to multiple railroad crossings throughout the city.

  TRAFFIC ALERT: CSX closes several railroad crossings in Wilmington

Expect road closures at railroad crossings in multiple locations throughout Wilmington the next couple of days.