WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking public input regarding the potential widening of South Front Street in Wilmington.
The project would widen U.S. 421, better known as South Front Street, from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to Burnett Boulevard; it would increase South Front Street from two lanes to four lanes.
NCDOT Division Design Engineer Brian Harding said that the proposed widening is part of the NCDOT’s larger 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Plan. The STIP was approved in August of 2017 and it identifies state projects that are set to receive funding through 2027.
The public input meeting will be held Nov. 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Sunset Park Elementary School, 613 Alabama Ave., in the cafeteria.
“The public may attend at any time during the Public Meeting hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and listen to comments regarding the project. The opportunity to submit written comments will also be provided at the meeting or via phone, email, or mail by December 13, 2017. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops. Please note that no formal presentation will be made,” according to the NCDOT’s public notice.
Harding said that currently NCDOT plans on having the right of way acquisitions completed by 2021 and construction underway by 2023.
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