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Intermittent Lane Closures Begin Sunday on U.S. 74 in New Hanover County

One Lane Will Remain Open to Traffic in Each Direction

Wilmington - The N.C. Department of Transportation will close one lane in each direction on U.S. 74, between the Isabel Holmes Bridge and the intersection at U.S. 17/U.S. 421, in Wilmington, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly, starting Sunday, April 24th and ending Sunday, May 8th. The closures will allow NCDOT crews to perform milling and resurfacing work, weather permitting.

The existing pavement is in need of repair and rehabilitation. The milling operation will remove the existing pavement which is damaged and deteriorated and replace it with new pavement. Once completed, this will improve the ride ability and increase visibility with new traffic markings on the roadway.

There will not be any detours; however, motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect possible delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.

New transportation projects in the state's current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory's leadership.

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2/19/2018 7:48 AM