RALEIGH The N.C. Department of Transportation opened a new section of the Jacksonville Parkway on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
This project provides an alternative route to a heavily traveled portion of N.C. 53 (Western Boulevard). In addition, it reduces congestion at the Marine Boulevard and Western Boulevard intersection.
The new section of the parkway runs from the U.S. 17 Bypass at Exit 111 to the Gateway North intersection at Western Boulevard. The $28.8 million contract was awarded to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc. in January 2010. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit https://www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.