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Why does DOT use a large overhead electronic sign on U.S. 17/74/76 between Leland and Wilmington?

Ken Little
StarNews

Q. Why is the large overhead electronic information sign that is between Leland and Wilmington on Highway 74/76 used?  DOT brings in portable signs to notify of traffic concerns.

A. The overhead sign on U.S. 17/74/76 “is used for construction or any road closures or congestion in the area,” said Katherine E. Hite, N.C. Department of Transportation Division 3 traffic engineer.

The sign is also used to notify motorists when the area bridges are closed to vehicles, Hite said.

“I believe the portable signs are in place for the construction project and are operated by the contractor,” Hite said.

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