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Public Meeting in Wilmington to Discuss Two Projects on Castle Hayne Road

WILMINGTON – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting this evening on two proposed projects in New Hanover County.

The first project aims to improve N.C. 133 (Castle Hayne Road) from Interstate 140 / U.S. 17 (Wilmington Bypass) to Division Drive. This is the second public meeting for this project and will give an opportunity to show the public the preferred alternative.

The design of this project will be a combination of a two-lane divided road with a raised median and undivided sections with a center turn lane. This includes construction of U-turn locations for along the southern portion of the corridor. The widening also includes bike lines and curb and gutter along both sides of Castle Hayne Road, along with accommodations for potential future sidewalks. The purpose of the project is to increase capacity and improve mobility and safety.

Maps of the proposal area can be found at the NCDOT Public Meetings website.

The second project will change the intersection at Castle Hayne Road and North 23rd Street into a roundabout. This design includes bike lines and accommodations for future potential sidewalks. The purpose of the roundabout project is to improve traffic operations for current and future traffic and provide improved bicycle and pedestrian access.

The public meeting on both projects will be held Thursday, July 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Wave Transit Operation Center at 1480 Castle Hayne Road in Wilmington. Interested residents can drop in any time during the meeting to learn more about the proposal and talk with NCDOT representatives. There will not be a formal presentation.

Written comments can also be submitted by phone, email or mail and will be accepted through Aug. 25.

For additional information, contact NCDOT Division 3 Project Manager Brian Harding at 5501 Barbados Blvd., Castle Hayne, NC 28429, 919-431-2000 or

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, 919-707-6073 or so arrangements can be made. 

​Those who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.​​


7/25/2019 1:52 PM