Friday, August 19, 2022

Construction to close section of 3rd Street

WILMINGTON — A portion of a street in downtown Wilmington will close starting Thursday and remain shuttered for a week. Crews are scheduled to make improvements to an intersection.

A release from the NC Department of Transportation noted a lane of U.S. 17 Business — South 3rd Street, near Dock — will close in each direction beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Traffic will reopen a week later at the same time, not withstanding any weather delays. 

Crews will repave the roadway and add a crosswalk. Work is expected to take place on the project until fall 2022.

A median extension will be installed to ensure extra safety measures are in place for both drivers and contractors. Drivers will be detoured to Orange, South 4th, Market and South 2nd streets, and are encouraged to proceed with caution and remain alert in the work zone areas. 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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