NCDOT urges drivers to avoid busy Brunswick intersections for July 4 travel

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers in Brunswick County to use alternate travel routes to avoid popular intersections and areas with heavy construction during the busy holiday weekend. These intersections include:

  • N.C. 211 (Southport-Supply Road SE) and N.C. 133 (Long Beach Road SE)
  • N.C. 179 (Old Georgetown Road SW) and N.C. 904 (Seaside Road SW)
  • N.C. 211 (Southport-Supply Road SE) and Middleton Boulevard

Five variable message signs were put up on June 29 in strategic locations in the county to help motorists get familiar with the routes and will remain in place until Monday, July 6. The sign locations and messages are:

  • U.S. 421 off U.S. 74 from Wilmington toward Leland (Message: “Oak Island Traffic use U.S. 17 to Middleton Bridge”)
  • U.S. 17 approaching Bolivia and U.S. 17 Business (Message: “Oak Island next left, U.S. 17 Business to Midway Road”)
  • N.C. 211 approaching Middleton and Supply toward Southport (Message: Construction traffic ahead, Oak Island next right”)
  • Old Georgetown Road and Ocean Isle Beach Road north of Ocean Isle Beach, heading to Ocean Isle from Shallotte (Message: “Ocean Isle Beach use left lane”)
  • Old Georgetown Road and Ocean Isle Beach Road north of Ocean Isle Beach, heading to Shallotte from Calabash (Message: “Ocean Isle Beach, right lane. U.S. 17, left lane”)

While these alternate ways should help ease congestion and make traffic flow more efficiently, NCDOT advises motorists that delays should still be expected and that they should use caution in construction zones, obey the posted speed limit and stay alert at all times.