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
Road Closed with Detour on US-421 In Carolina Beach
Town of Carolina Beach installing Storm drainage
DETOUR: SR-1573 (Dow Road) to SR-1539 (Ocean Boulevard)
Start: April 29, 2015, 12:00 am / End:April 29, 2015, 10:00 am / Updated: April 24, 2015, 6:15 pm
Lanes Closed on US-17 North of Wilmington
NCDOT will close the INSIDE LANES ONLY IN BOTH DIRECTIONS OF US 17 Business from Porter's Neck Rd to Marsh Oaks/Mendenhall Dr for road construction. Motorists will be advised in advance through portable message signs. Please use caution while traveling through the construction area and expect delays.
DETOUR: Northbound: Take US 74 (Martin Luther King Blvd) to US 117/NC132 (College Rd) to I-40 to US 17 Bypass to US 17. Southbound: Take US 17 Bypass to I-40 to US 117/NC 132 (College Rd) to US 74 (Martin Luther King Blvd) to US 17 Business (Market St).
Start: March 22, 2015, 4:00 am / End:April 27, 2015, 10:00 am / Updated: March 22, 2015, 1:27 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
Congestion on NC-133 In Castle Hayne
NCDOT will start construction on the Castle Hayne Roundabout Monday Nov 10, 2014. Initial work will consist of erosion control and minimal widening to accomodate the on-site traffic shift that will allow work to be done outside of the travel lanes for most of the project. Motorists will be advised IN ADVANCE of ON-SITE detours via message signs.
Start: November 10, 2014, 2:00 pm / End:July 1, 2015, 3:59 am / Updated: November 6, 2014, 9:52 pm
source: North Carolina DOT