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NCDOT sets Monday meeting about upgrading part of Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington

Carolina Beach Road between Shipyard Boulevard and Burnett Boulevard could be upgraded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. (Port City Daily file photo)
Carolina Beach Road between Shipyard Boulevard and Burnett Boulevard could be upgraded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. (Port City Daily file photo)

WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting Monday to garner public feedback on improvements to Carolina Beach Road.

The meeting will take place Monday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sunset Park Elementary School, 613 Alabama Ave.  The meeting is specifically concerned with proposed upgrades between Burnett Boulevard and Shipyard Boulevard in Wilmington (here’s the NCDOT map). 

The improvements include upgrading Carolina Beach Road into four lanes with a divided median to improve safety and traffic flow.

No formal presentation will be made. Interested residents may attend at any time during the meeting, when NCDOT representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions. Attendees may also provide written comments.

If unable to attend the meeting, you can provide comments on the proposal through Nov. 30. For information, contact NCDOT Division Design Engineer Brian Harding at bjharding@ncdot.gov; (910) 341-2000; or at 5501 Barbados Blvd, Castle Hayne, N.C., 28429.

Auxiliary aids and services for disabled persons will be provided. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tamara Makhlouf at tmakhlouf@ncdot.gov or (919) 707-6072 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Persons who speak Spanish and have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

A similar hearing will be held at the same location in regard to similar road improvements  of U.S. 421 (South Front Street) from U.S. 17 Business/U.S. 76/ U.S. 421 (Cape Fear Memorial Bridge) to U.S. 421 (Burnett Boulevard),in Wilmington.


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