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Independence Boulevard Extension

​​Preliminary engineering activities for this project have been temporarily suspended. Read more​.​​

Project Overview

To improve mobility and reduce congestion for motorists traveling north and south in central Wilmington, the N.C. Department of Transportation proposes extending Independence Boulevard – near the Covil/Montgomery Avenue corridor – 1.7 miles from the vicinity of Randall Parkway to U.S. 74 (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway).

Project Cost

This project is listed as Project U-4434 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $159.8 million.

Estimated Amount*
​Project development & design​$4,125,531
​Property acquisition$74,300,000​
​Construction costs​$80,726,000
​Utilities costs$600,000​
Total cost$159,751,531

* Estimated costs are subject to change.


Toll-Free Project Hotline

(800) 233-6315

Krista Kimmel, P.E.

Design Engineer
Division Design Construct

5501 Barbados Boulevard
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

10/11/2019 8:44 AM