NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Construction is moving along on the Military Cutoff Extension project and on track to be completed by the fall of 2022.
But drivers can expect to see some changes to the route as early as the end of this year, according to North Carolina Department of Transporation Spokeswoman Lauren Haviland.
Currently, Military Cutoff Road terminates on Market Street just north of Gordon Road and Market Street’s intersection. However, a new route has been constructed that would have drivers turning right onto a Gordon Road extension and looping around to hit Market Street.
The current terminus of Military Cutoff Road will be replaced with a fly-over ramp, eventually.
“The existing intersection of Military Cutoff and Market Street will become a grade-separated intersection with this project (Military Cutoff will pass over Market Street). The newly construction ramp will ultimately serve to allow traffic movements to take place from the intersection of Military Cutoff / Gordon Road / new ramp to access Market Street through the new intersection of the ramp and Market Street,” Haviland said.
“The Contractor is tentatively scheduled to place traffic on the new ramp and close the section of Military Cutoff between Gordon Road and Market Street by the end of the year,” she concluded.