Replacement of Railroad Crossings Require Road Closures in Leland, Boiling Spring Lakes

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of two Brunswick County roads while MOTSU railroad crossings are replaced. The section of Buckeye Road at the railroad crossings, near Rachel Wynd, is scheduled to be closed between March 1 and April 2.  While the road is closed, a signed detour will be in place…

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Williams unanimously elected Chair of Rural Transportation Advisory Committee for 8th consecutive year

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) elected officers for 2021 at its February 12 meeting, which was held virtually via Zoom due to COVID-19.  Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams was unanimously re-elected Chair and Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann was unanimously re-elected Vice Chair. Williams and Mann…

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Intersection of Old Ferry Connection and Sabbath Home Road Converting to All-Way Stop

The N.C. Department of Transportation is planning to change the traffic pattern at a Brunswick County intersection next week. The intersection of Old Ferry Connection and Sabbath Home Road near Supply is scheduled to change to an all-way stop intersection on Tuesday, weather permitting. The change is based on safety reviews by the department.  Motorists…

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Bridge repairs to close part of Old Fayetteville Road

[Aug. 30, 2020] — A section of Old Fayetteville Road in Brunswick County is expected to close while N.C. Department of Transportation crews make repairs to a bridge. The road between Highland Hills Drive NE and Ricefield Branch Street NE is scheduled to be closed between 8 a.m. Aug. 31 and 5 p.m. Sept. 4.…

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Intermittent lane closures due to Brunswick County culvert damaged by Florence being replaced

BOILING SPRING LAKES – A Brunswick County culvert damaged by Hurricane Florence will be replaced this month. Beginning Oct. 16, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will have intermittent lane closures on River Road (N.C. 133) in both directions as crews prepare to replace the failed culvert. Then, at 8 a.m. on Oct. 21, a section…

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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to close overnight for annual inspections beginning Sept. 29

As part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s annual bridge inspection, a Wilmington bridge will close for up to four nights in a row beginning Sunday. On Sept. 29, the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will close at 9 p.m. and reopen the following day at 5 a.m. The bridge will close again Monday night and…

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NCDOT: Overwhelming Public Participation Pushes Back Cape Fear Crossing Preferred Alternative Deadline

NCDOT Press Release [May 30, 2019] — The public hearings concerning the Cape Fear Crossing were such a success that the N.C. Department of Transportation is pushing back the deadline for choosing a preferred alternative route until late this year. In late April NCDOT held two public hearings and meetings in Brunswick and New Hanover…

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Commissioner Frank Williams’ Comments on the Cape Fear Crossing

May 17, 2019 — In recent weeks I have received numerous comments from citizens expressing their opinions on the various alternatives for the future Cape Fear Crossing bridge. I have read and attempted to respond to every email on this subject (I apologize if I missed anyone). I also attended one of the public hearings…

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NCDOT Holding Open Houses, Public Hearings for Future Cape Fear Crossing

[April 22, 2019] — The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold two open houses and public hearings next week concerning a major project in eastern North Carolina. The Cape Fear Crossing is an approximately 9.5-mile proposed road and high-level bridge over the Cape Fear River that would help improve traffic flow and enhance freight movements…

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Cape Fear Rural Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee Elects 2019 Officers

(Marc. 4, 2019) — The Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) elected officers for 2019 at its February 22 meeting.  Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams was unanimously re-elected Chair and Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann was unanimously re-elected Vice Chair. Williams and Mann were first elected chair and vice chair in…

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