Thursday, July 25, 2024

NCDOT to close portion of Military Cutoff Road for two months for developer’s utility work

A portion of Military Cutoff Road will be closed for two months for a developer to make road improvements (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)
A portion of Military Cutoff Road will be closed for two months to allow a developer to perform utility improvements. (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

WILMINGTON — As if traffic on Military Cutoff Road wasn’t already bad, a portion of the road will be closed for two months for a developer to utility improvements.

“The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to close a section of U.S. 17 in New Hanover County in one direction for about eight weeks. Beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, the southbound lanes of Military Cutoff Road will be closed between Gordon Road and Station Road,” according to a press release.

Road work is expected to be completed by the end of November.

“During this closure, transportation crews will be able to safely shift the southbound lanes of the road to allow utility work for the Arboretum West Development, a mixed-use community that will include apartments, townhomes and commercial space. No detour route will be provided during this period. All travelers are reminded to use caution, plan for delays in their commute and find alternate routes when possible,” according to the release.

[Editor’s note: NCDOT has not yet responded to follow up questions, but it appears the closures will be 24 hours per day and not limited to night or daytime hours.]

On the map: NCDOT will close about a half-mile of Military Cutoff Road (southbound lanes) for about two months.

Section of road to be closed for two months by NCDOT. (Courtesy Google)
Section of road to be closed for two months by NCDOT. (Courtesy Google)

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