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 sections:
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.
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.
Property acquisition for Segment A
Utility relocation costs for Segment A
Construction costs for Segment A
Property acquisition for Segment B
Utility relocation costs for Segment B
Construction costs for Segment B
|Total Cost ||$429 million|
* Estimated costs are subject to change.