Wilmington, NC Traffic and Road Conditions
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Wilmington Traffic Alerts
Road Closed with Detour on US-74 In Wilmington
Road Closed with detour: Motorists who travel in the Isabel Holmes bridge (US 74) over the North East Cape Fear River in New Hanover County need to be aware of scheduled bridge closures. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have nightly road closures in both directions on the Isabel Holmes Bridge to perform perservation work.
DETOUR: A signed detour will be provided. Motorists are advised to avoid this area and allow extra time for travel during this period. The North Carolina Department of Transportation reminds motorists to please stay alert, travel with caution and obey the posted speed limit.
Start: April 29, 2019, 1:18 pm / End:November 2, 2020, 4:59 am / Updated: April 29, 2019, 1:40 pm
Lane Closed on US-74 In Wilmington
1 of 2 Lanes Closed: The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have lane closures for traffic in both directions on the Isabel Holmes Bridge to perform preservation work.
Start: September 2, 2019, 9:00 am / End:April 12, 2020, 11:00 pm / Updated: April 29, 2019, 8:11 pm
Lanes Closed on US-74 In Wilmington
1 of 2 Lanes Closed: The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have lane closures for traffic in both directions on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to perform electrical and mechanical repairs. Beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019 through September 2, 2019.
Start: May 29, 2019, 12:00 pm / End:September 2, 2019, 9:00 am / Updated: May 29, 2019, 11:57 am
Lanes Closed on US-421 North of Wilmington
DETOUR: On site temporary bridge.
Start: October 31, 2018, 10:05 pm / End:January 31, 2020, 11:05 pm / Updated: November 13, 2018, 11:40 am
Lanes Closed on US-17 In Wilmington
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is widening to install medians, concrete islands, and turn lanes on US 17 (Market Street) in New Hanover County from Lendire Road to Mendenhall Road. Intermittant lane closures will be restricted to Monday 8:00 p.m. to Sunday 6:00 a.m. to minimize traffic delays. These nightly lane closures to occur until November 12, 2022.
DETOUR: The North Carolina Department of Transportation reminds the traveling public to stay alert, travel with caution, allow for extra time, and obey the posted speed limit in this work zone. Use alternate route when available.
Start: April 19, 2019, 12:00 am / End:November 12, 2022, 11:00 am / Updated: April 18, 2019, 1:16 pm
Lane Shift on SR-9999 In Wilmington
CFPUA crews are replacing 3 ARV’s located in manholes.
DETOUR: Traffic will be shifted to the northern most westbound travel lane to a single lane westbound on Independence Blvd between S. 17th St and Carolina Beach Rd.
Start: June 19, 2019, 1:00 pm / End:June 19, 2019, 7:00 pm / Updated: June 18, 2019, 8:51 pm
Lane Closed on SR-2147 North of Wilmington
Lane and Shoulder closed on Pencade Road SR-2147 from 8:00 AM 06/19/2019 till 5:30 PM 06/21/2019. Cape Fear Public Utility Authority to replace pipe.
Start: June 19, 2019, 12:00 pm / End:June 21, 2019, 9:30 pm / Updated: June 18, 2019, 1:39 pm
source: North Carolina DOT