DOT Work on River/Village Planned

9/30/2016 10:42:00 AM

Diverging Diamond Interchange on N.C. 133 Closing This Weekend

News Release
For Immediate Release

date:September 30, 2016
contact: Brian Rick
(910) 358-6362

Lane Striping and Marker Placement Starts Saturday Morning

Wilmington– To stripe and install weather resistant markers for the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) on N.C. 133, the Department of Transportation will close N.C. 133/Village Road/River Road between the interchange ramps for U.S. 17/74/76 near Belville/Leland this weekend. The closure starts at 5 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, and is expected to end by 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3.

The weekend closure is necessary so crews can place thermoplastic lane striping, which is much more resilient than traditional striping, and special markers which can withstand snow plows that are occasionally used during severe winter weather events.  The work is weather conditional and may be postponed in the event of rain or wet roadway conditions.  

Motorists on N.C. 133/River Road, south of the interchange, heading toward Village Road in Leland or on U.S. 74 West will be directed onto U.S. 74 East toward Wilmington to follow their detour. Drivers using Village Road to access N.C.133, south of the interchange or U.S. 74/76 East toward Wilmington should take the ramp onto U.S. 74/76 West toward Whiteville/Myrtle Beach and follow those detour signs.
Drivers are advised to slow down, use caution and stay alert while traveling in the area, and to expect possible delays.

The NCDOT is increasing its use of DDIs because by allowing two directions of traffic to temporarily cross to the left side of a road, they improve safety by creating free flowing turns when entering and exiting a highway, eliminating the need to turn left in front of oncoming traffic. They also reduce congestion by allowing traffic to keep moving through the intersection, and limiting the number of traffic signal cycles that vehicles have to go through.

The opening of this DDI is part of the Causeway Bridge Project, which is scheduled to be completed in November.

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

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1503 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699 (919) 707-2660 

Business survey analysis

9/27/2016 9:31:00 AM

Town committee analyzing business survey results

LELAND — Leland’s Economic Development Committee is analyzing results of a survey of businesses to determine how to make the town more business friendly.

The committee mailed surveys to 350 business owners, including a questionnaire composed of approximately 12 questions asking “what motivated you to locate your business in the town of Leland” and “how would you rate the business climate in Leland,” to name a couple.

Approximately 40 businesses were personally interviewed by committee members, Chairman David Sink said. So far, the committee has received about 60 completed surveys.

Click HERE for a link to The Star News Article.

Diverging Diamond to close

9/20/2016 3:11:00 PM

The Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) will be closed the weekend of September 30, 2016 to place the Thermoplastic pavement markings (depending on weather). Times of road closures are not yet announced.

Document Shredding at SECU

9/16/2016 9:31:00 AM

The State Employees Credit Union (near WalMart) is offering free document shredding for individuals (no businesses) on Saturday, October 8 from 9 am - noon.  You do not need to be a SECU member to come have your documents shredded.

Click HERE for details.

Speed Limit Forum

9/13/2016 10:33:00 AM

Speed Study Open Forum
September 28, 2016
6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall

The Town of Leland is inviting residents to an Open Forum to view and comment on the proposed speed limit changes. Guests may come and go.
For more details, CLICK HERE .