RALEIGH - Paramount Development Corporation, in cooperation with N.C. Department of Transportation
, will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 23 regarding the proposed Market Street improvements between the Marsh Oaks/Mendenhall Drive intersection and the Porter's Neck Road intersection in Wilmington.The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the David Paynter Assembly Room of the Northeast Regional Library located at 1241 Military Cutoff Road. NCDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions and receive comments about the proposed project. Paramount Development Corporation is working with NCDOT to make the improvements to Market Street. These improvements are consistent with those recommended in the Market Street Corridor Study commissioned by the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization between 2008 and 2010 and later adopted by the New Hanover County Council in 2011. During the proposed construction, crews plan to install additional new traffic signals, turn lanes and medians, and construct a new intersection at the State Employees Credit Union. In addition, crews will coordinate signal phasing. The NCDOT and Paramount anticipate that construction will begin in the spring of 2014 and be completed by early summer 2014. The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow and safety on Market Street. For more information, contact Project Development Manager David Harner at (843) 361-4433, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this hearing. Anyone requiring special services should contact Patrick Riddle at (910) 341-2000 as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.