Transportation

  • NC 12, Channel Shoaling Concerns Escalate

    Discussions during a recent meeting of the Dare County Waterways Commission indicate that persistent threats to the Ocracoke highway and north-end ferry dock have become more urgent.

  • NOAA to Phase Out Paper Nautical Charts

    Paper nautical charts are popular as wall art but their usefulness to mariners has waned, and NOAA plans to transition from hard copy to digital maps of the nation’s waterways.

  • Port Officials Review Expansion Study Draft

    Ports officials last week downplayed environmental challenges identified in the first draft of a feasibility study for the proposed deepening and widening of the Wilmington shipping channel.

  • Kirkman: Port Study Could Avert Controversy

    Carteret County’s economic development director says a recent study of what it would take to make the state port’s Radio Island property ready for industry can help the ports authority avoid past mistakes.

  • 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.