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U.S. 17 Hampstead Bypass

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation is making improvements to the U.S. 17 corridor in Pender and New Hanover counties in an effort to improve traffic and safety. ​​Work involves building a bypass around the town of Hampstead in Pender County.

The Hampstead Bypass is being built in two segments:

U.S. 17 Corridor Improvements (U-5732) and the Dan Owen Connector (U-5732A​)

The improvements to the U.S. 17 corridor included a separate project from south of Washington Acres Road through Hampstead to Vista Lane. In the summer of 2018, a new alignment connection – now known as the Safe Passage Way – was constructed between Dan Owen Drive and Factory Road.

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project R-3300 and broken into Segments A and B in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program. It has a total estimated project cost of $429 million.


​Estimated Cost*

​Property acquisition for Segment A

​$25.5 million

Utility relocation costs for Segment A

​$9.5 million​​

Construction costs for Segment A​

​$144 million

​Property acquisition for Segment B

​$84.5 million

​Utility relocation costs for Segment B

​$9.5 million

​Construction costs for Segment B

​$156 million

​Total Cost 
$429 million

​* Estimated costs are subject to change.​

6/14/2023 9:55 AM