Wilmington, NC Traffic and Road Conditions
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A) The traffic flow is updated at loadtime and upon movement outside the initial map view, or upon refresh of the page. Any incident markers are checked for updates approximately every 5-10 minutes, but you need to reload the page to load any new updates; the data provided may still be the same status/view as before. Information shown is as only reliable as how it is reported to us.Q) The roads are backed up or closed, but the map does not show the reason why, what's the deal?
A) Municipal traffic monitors or GPS trackers may not be available, could be offline, or reports and alerts are not syndicated to media outside of the area to use on the map. This is especially true for rural areas. You are encouraged to leave a road conditions report to help others.Q) I see traffic alerts in the box below for the state, but they aren't related to the area I'm in?
A) We attempt to display alerts as specific to the area as possible, however in some cases the data we receive will only allow us to provide it by county or even statewide.Q) Are you an official source of traffic information?
A) We are not an official source of traffic or real-time data. We have contracts and licenses to display certain up-to-date information that comes direct from some DOTs in various states, and the traffic flow on the maps is provided by Google or MapQuest. However, the data shown here should only be used for light informational and reference purposes and not to make critical decisions. Your safest option on the web is to use your state-run traffic website, or to call the DOT traffic line for your state, local authorities, or the state's 511 number if available.
Wilmington Traffic Alerts
Lane Closed on US-74 In Wilmington
The NCDOT Bridge Maintenance Department will be repairing an elastomeric bearing. Contact person is Daniel Perry, Advanced Supervisor Brunswick & New Hanover Bridge Maintenance at 910-371-6580.
Start: November 30, 2015, 1:00 pm / End:December 3, 2015, 9:30 pm / Updated: November 4, 2015, 1:19 pm
Lane Closed on US-421 Near Wilmington
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have intermittent lane closures on Third Street (US-421) between Greenfield Street and Wooster Street (Eastbound US 74/76) in New Hanover County beginning Monday May 11, 2015 at 8:00pm until 6:00am nightly thru December 31, 2015 for milling and resurfacing, weather permitting. Although the milling and resurfacing is complete, the Department will continue to close lanes intermittently to install wheelchair ramps, sidewalk repair and some traffic markings. This is for repair and rehabilitation of the existing pavement. There will be a milling operation and replacement with new pavement.
Start: May 12, 2015, 12:00 am / End:December 31, 2015, 11:00 am / Updated: October 14, 2015, 3:39 pm
Lanes Closed on US-421 In Wilmington
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will begin milling and resurfacing 1 of 5 lanes on May 26th through December 31 nightly at 8:00 pm until 6:00 am with weather permitting. Although the milling and resurfacing is complete, the Department will continue to close lanes intermittently to install wheelchair ramps, sidewalk repair and some traffic markings. There are also some adjustments to be made to the manhole and valve boxes in the roadway. The Department will have intermittent lane closures from West Lake Shore Drive to Independence Boulevard. The benefit of the work is the existing pavement is in need of repair and rehabilitation. The milling will remove the damaged and deteriorated pavement and replace it with new pavement. There will be no on street parking during this work and towing will be enforced.
Start: May 27, 2015, 12:00 am / End:December 31, 2015, 11:00 am / Updated: October 14, 2015, 3:35 pm
Road Closed on SR-2169 In Wilmington
Beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014 SR-2169 Fredrickson Road will be permanently closed to thru traffic due to the construction of the Wilmington Bypass-R2633BB. Access to Fredrickson Road will be made using Sutton Lake Road (SR-2145).
Start: April 15, 2014, 11:00 am / End:April 30, 2018, 11:00 am / Updated: August 20, 2014, 12:30 pm
Road Closed with Detour on SR-1627 In Wilmington
DETOUR: Take Hwy 74 West to Hwy 421, take Hwy 421 South to Hwy 17 Bus, and take Hwy 17 Bus East.
Start: April 13, 2015, 11:00 am / End:April 1, 2016, 9:00 pm / Updated: March 11, 2015, 6:16 pm
source: North Carolina DOT