New Signal to be Activated at N.C. 133 and Blackwell Road in Brunswick County

7/31/2015 9:17:00 AM

News Release
For Immediate Release
date: July 30, 2015
contact: Brian Rick
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(910) 358-6362
 
 New Signal to be Activated at N.C. 133 and Blackwell Road in Brunswick County
Busy Intersection to be Made Safer
Wilmington- Motorists will see a new flashing signal at the intersection of N.C.133 and Blackwell Road in Leland/Belville starting Tuesday, Aug. 4, as the N.C. Department of Transportation prepares to fully activate the new traffic signal the following week, weather permitting.
 As part of what is often referred to as the Leland Causeway Bridge Project, the new signal is expected to improve safety by controlling traffic at the N.C.133 and Blackwell Road intersection. Currently traffic on Blackwell Road has to stop, while traffic on N.C. 133 continues through the intersection.
The new signal will flash red for drivers on Blackwell Road, requiring them to come to a complete stop and wait for traffic to clear before proceeding through the intersection. The signal will flash yellow for drivers on N.C. 133, advising them to proceed with caution when going through the intersection. Having the signal remain in flash mode for approximately seven days will give drivers the chance to acclimate to a new and safer intersection, as well as provide engineers with an opportunity to test the equipment. Weather permitting, the signal will be fully activated and operate regularly starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Although this new signal marks a milestone in the Leland Causeway Bridge Project, construction will continue well into next year. Once completed in November 2016, there will be three lanes in each direction on U.S. 17/74/76, between the U.S. 421 exit ramps and the N.C.133 exit, with a third lane dropping/adding at the U.S. 421 ramps and the exit to N.C. 133/Village Road in Leland. This change will reduce congestion at this location by providing an additional lane for ramp traffic to merge into the through lanes. The project is expected to also eliminate the bottle neck at the U.S. 421 South ramp onto east and westbound U.S. 17/74/76.
The Causeway Bridge Project also features a Diverging Diamond Interchange on N.C.133/Village Road which will reduce congestion by allowing traffic to keep moving through the intersection. This unique interchange will improve safety by allowing free flowing turns when entering and exiting the interstate, eliminating the need to turn left against oncoming traffic, and limiting the number of signal cycles traffic has to go through. Diverging Diamond Interchanges are easier to navigate and provide better visibility at turns, which results in fewer crashes.
Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF LELAND

7/30/2015 9:04:00 AM


The Leland Town Council will hold a public hearing on August 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the New Town Hall and Police Headquarters, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451.  The Town Council will hear public comment regarding the Town Council’s consideration to refinance the NC133 Municipal Building Loan Balance.  Citizens are invited to offer oral or written comments at this time.

WAVE bus drivers vote to strike

7/23/2015 8:10:00 AM

 
Wilmington, NC - WAVE bus drivers and other workers voted Wednesday to go on strike. To read more click here

Special Council Meeting with the Planning Board Agenda Monday, July 20, 2015 5:00pm

7/16/2015 9:11:00 AM


The meeting will be held at current leland Town Hall Conference Room

1. Town Council Call to order
2. Planning Board Call to order
3. Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
4. Approval of Agenda
5. TXT 15-8504, Traffic Impact Analysis requirements
6. TXT 15-8483, Connections to Adjacent Properties
7. Town Council's Adjournment
8. Planning Board's Adjournment
 

Town of Leland Agenda Thursday, July 16, 2015 6:00pm

7/15/2015 7:28:00 AM


Click Here to view the agenda.

COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

7/13/2015 2:22:00 PM


Town of Leland Community Open House for the New Town Hall and Police Headquarters will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2015

3pm until 5pm - Tours & Refreshments
5pm - Building Dedication and Presentation of the Colors
6pm - Town Council's Regular Meeting

Town Council Agenda Meeting Monday, July 13, 2015 11:00am

7/10/2015 8:21:00 AM

 
1. Call to order, Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance
2. Approval of the Agenda
3. Set a Special Meeting - July 20, 2015 at 5:00pm
4. Resolution R15-71 Pedestrian Plan Steering Committee
5. Agenda Review for the regular meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2015
6. Old/New Business
7. Adjournment

TRAFFIC ALERT

6/29/2015 8:14:00 AM


Lane Closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge thru July 2, from 9pm - 5am, nightly. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times.
 

Planning Board Regular Scheduled Meeting Agenda Wednesday, June 23, 2015 6:30 pm

6/23/2015 4:28:00 PM

 
  1. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Approval of the Minutes June 3, 2015 (Rescheduled)
  4. Public Comment
  5. TXT 15-8504 Traffic Impact Analysis
  6. TXT 15-8407 Definition of a Lot
  7. Planning Board Workshop - On Street Parking Requirement
  9.    Old/New Business
 
               New Business: 
          Old Business:
  1. Council Updates
  2. Monthly Reports            
10.   Adjournment

INVITATION TO BID- TOWN OF LELAND BRUNSWICK FOREST WATER TOWER

6/19/2015 2:09:00 PM


The Town of Leland is curretnly seeking bids for the construction of the Brunswick Forest Water Tower project. Bid Packages shall be obtained from SEPI Engineering & Construction, Inc, by contacting Nicole Gerke at 910-550-3256. For more information about this project and how to submit, please CLICK HERE .