Wilmington, NC Traffic and Road Conditions
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Wilmington Traffic Alerts
Lanes Closed on US-74 In Wilmington
Two of three lanes in each direction will be closed along US 74 (MLK Blvd / Eastwood Rd) for crews to install curb and gutter and upgrade guardrails. Two of three lanes will be closed from 7pm - 6am Monday - Sunday.
Start: July 22, 2015, 8:56 pm / End:September 18, 2015, 10:00 am / Updated: July 22, 2015, 9:06 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 October 31 nightly at 8:00 pm until 6:00 am with weather permitting. 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:October 31, 2015, 10:00 am / Updated: July 6, 2015, 5:22 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 October 31, 2015 for milling and resurfacing, weather permitting. 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:October 31, 2015, 10:00 am / Updated: June 16, 2015, 6:46 pm
Lanes Closed on US-421 In Kure Beach
paving of US 421 (Fort Fisher Blvd. ) from E Ave to the ferry entrance from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm starting September 9, 2015 thru November 21 ,2015
Start: September 9, 2015, 1:00 pm / End:November 22, 2015, 12:00 am / Updated: August 11, 2015, 9:16 pm
Lanes Closed on US-17 In Wilmington
Eastbound lanes, both right and left closed. There will also be two rain days with the same closure hours on September 15th and 16th if rain prevents a closure on either 13th or 14th.NCDOT Bridge Maintenance will be assisting the electricians in inspecting the aerial cable installation for potential damage. Cape Fear Memorial Bridge # 13.
Start: September 14, 2015, 1:00 am / End:September 14, 2015, 9:00 am / Updated: August 24, 2015, 5:28 pm
Lane Closed on US-117 In Wilmington
From the Market Street Overpass to the beginning of I-40 on US 117 (College Rd), one lane in each direction will be closed for resurfacing. Expects crews from 7pm - 6am Monday - Sunday.
Start: July 22, 2015, 9:06 pm / End:September 18, 2015, 10:00 am / Updated: July 22, 2015, 9:14 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
Lane Closed on SR-1402 In Wilmington
Milling and Resurfacing of Porters Neck
Start: August 17, 2015, 1:00 pm / End:September 10, 2015, 11:00 pm / Updated: August 13, 2015, 12:48 pm
Lane Closed on I-40 North of Wilmington
On I-40, from MM 408 (Pender Co) to MM 420 (New Hanover Co), expect one of two lanes closed in each direction for resurfacing.
Start: July 22, 2015, 9:15 pm / End:September 30, 2016, 10:00 am / Updated: July 22, 2015, 9:25 pm
source: North Carolina DOT