STIP Number U-4738
The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes building Cape Fear Crossing, an approximately 9.5-mile proposed road and high-level bridge over the Cape Fear River, that would help improve traffic flow and enhance freight movements from U.S. 17 and I-140 in Brunswick County to U.S. 421 near the Port of Wilmington in southern New Hanover County.
NCDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has approved the Cape Fear Crossing Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The DEIS contains a summary of the purpose and need of the project and the impacts associated with the various route locations under consideration. With the DEIS now available to the public, the formal review period has begun. The open houses and hearings provide an opportunity for the public to make formal comments that will be included in the project record. These comments will be considered in the selection of the Preferred Alternative for the project.
A pre-hearing open house and a public hearing are scheduled for:
Monday, April 29, 2019*
Open House: 5-6:30 p.m.
Public Hearing: 7 p.m.
John T. Hoggard High School Cafeteria
4305 Shipyard Blvd.
*An additional open house and public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 30.
NCDOT representatives will be available at the open houses to answer questions and receive comments regarding the proposed project. The opportunity to provide verbal comments and/or submit written comments and questions will be provided. The public may attend at any time during the above hours.
The formal presentations will consist of an explanation of the location of the six detailed study alternatives, right of way and relocation requirements and procedures. The public will have the opportunity to comment. The presentation and comments will be recorded and a written transcript will be prepared.
Copies of the DEIS and maps showing the six detailed study alternatives are available for review at the following locations, through May 16:
- NCDOT Division 3 Office, 5501 Barbados Blvd., Castle Hayne
- Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Office, 305 Chestnut St., Wilmington
- Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland
Copies of the DEIS are also available for review at the following locations, through May 16:
- State Library of North Carolina, 109 East Jones St., Raleigh
- New Hanover County Public Library, Main Campus, 201 Chestnut St., Wilmington
- Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington
- Leland Library, 487 Village Road NE, Leland
- New Hanover County Public Library, Myrtle Grove, 5155 S. College Road, Wilmington
- Brunswick County Library, 109 W Moore St., Southport
- William Madison Randall Library, 5162 Randall Drive, Wilmington
- Pleasure Island Branch Library, 1401 N Lake Park Blvd. #72, Carolina Beach
The DEIS and maps are also available for review on the project website.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, will be issuing a public notice describing the ongoing process in choosing the LEDPA (Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative) for the subject project, under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. That public notice will be available at this website: www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/RegulatoryPermitProgram.aspx.
NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops.
The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or can be submitted via phone, email or at NCDOT's public input portal by
May 16, 2019.
For additional information or to mail comments, contact:
Community Studies & Visualization Group Leader
NCDOT Public Involvement
1598 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1598
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 as early as possible:
Environmental Analysis Unit
Persons 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.
Aquellas personas no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.