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Road construction to pause for the holidays, NCDOT says

Posted December 18, 2012

— In an effort to ease holiday traffic congestion, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said Tuesday it will suspend major road construction from 4 p.m. Dec. 21 through 9 a.m. Jan. 2.

There are six exceptions:

  • N.C. Highway12 in Rodanthe, Dare County, may have intermittent closures due to changing weather and surf conditions.
  • U.S. Highway 17 Business in Jacksonville, Onslow County, is reduced to two-lane, two-way traffic on the Buddy Phillips Bridge over the New River for construction of a new bridge.
  • U.S. Highway 74/76 in Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County, on the Wrightsville Draw Bridge is reduced to one lane in each direction for construction of a new bridge.
  • U.S. Highway 421 in Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, is reduced to one lane in each direction at Snow Cut’s Bridge for rehabilitation work.
  • Cape Fear River Bridge and Cross Creek Bridge on Interstate 95 Business/U.S. 301 in Fayetteville are closed for bridge replacement with detour routes posted.
  • Interstate 73 in Greensboro, Guilford County, will be reduced to three lanes in each direction from two miles south of Wendover Avenue (Exit 101) to 1 mile north of Interstate 85 Business (Exit 97) for construction of a new interchange.


For real-time travel information, call 511, visit the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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  • pbjbeach Dec 19, 2012

    THEY NEED TO PUT AN END TO ALL NCDOT HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FOR GOOD UNTIL SUCH TIEM AS THAT THE NCDOT INSIST UPON THE FACT THAT CONTRACTORS ANVENDOR WITH IN THE NCDOT COMPLY WITH THE STATES OWN STATE SPECEFICATIONS ,PLANS, AN CONSTRUCTION MANUALS AN THE STES OWN STATE SPECEFICATIONS FOR ROADWAYS AN BRIDGES SO THAT THE STATES TAXPAYERS RECEIVE GOOD VALUE AN QUALITY HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION FOR THEIR TAXPAYERS DOLLARS THATARE CURRENTLY BEING WASTED AN ABUSE AN MIS-MANAGED AS WELL BY THE EXECTIVE ANUPPER MANGERS WITHIN THE NCDOT IN MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION THANK YOU

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Dec 19, 2012

    NCDOT. What a joke. Sanford by-pass construction project. 2 construction companies. The one on the south end is 1 month behind schedule. The one on the north end is 1 YEAR behind schedule. Like a cruel comedy that just keeps eating away your money. Just like the NCDOC, Probation, Education, etc, and etc. C'mon Gov. McCrory, time to clean house!

  • whatdidusay Dec 18, 2012

    Yes, let's don't stop throwing good money in the ocean.