Transportation

  • Despite Objections, CRC OKs Port Expansion

    The Coastal Resources Commission granted a variance allowing the Wilmington port to expand its turning basin but bristled over ports officials’ handling of the request and lack of transparency.

  • NCDOT to Talk Cape Fear Crossing Options

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation is holding Monday and Tuesday open houses and public hearings on the proposed Cape Fear Crossing project officials say will ease traffic congestion on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

  • Dare County Agrees to Lead Dredge Project

    Dare County’s recent decision to handle the dredging of Manteo channel, which the county manager said is “good for everybody,” will allow the state-owned Elizabeth II currently stuck at its Roanoke Island Festival Park mooring to sail.

  • Transportation Costs Could Total $266 Million

    N.C. transportation officials presented damage reports, repair-time estimates and cost projections to a legislative committee Wednesday, framing Florence as North Carolina’s costliest storm.

  • Amid Evacuations, NC 12 Open … For Now

    As thousands depart North Carolina’s Outer Banks this week in advance of Hurricane Florence, state transportation officials are busy working to keep N.C. 12 open to traffic.

  • Wilmington Port Looks to Lure Bigger Ships

    The N.C. Ports Authority is seeking public input on plans to better accommodate larger and more fully loaded ships at Wilmington, including ideas that worry environmental groups and others.

  • Carova Beach Parking Dispute Continues

    A judge has rejected a request for a temporary injunction that would have halted a new county fee on nonresident beach parking in Currituck County, but a Virginia off-road club vows to keep fighting.

  • Damaged Pipe Complicates Dredging Job

    A project to dredge the emergency ferry channel in Rodanthe Harbor, a critical route for Hatteras Island when roads or bridges are inaccessible, has been complicated by the discovery of a broken culvert.

  • Little Support for Ferry Route Cuts, Fare Hikes

    Recommendations for cutting state ferry runs and increasing fares ran aground last week during a legislative committee meeting, but legislators appeared more supportive of proposed partnerships for passenger ferries.