NCDOT to Hold Open House and Hearing on Cape Fear Crossing

From NCDOT: The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will hold an open house and public hearing on the proposed Cape Fear Crossing Project on Tuesday, April 30 in the gymnasium at North Brunswick High School, 114 Scorpion Drive in Leland.

The open house will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the hearing at 7 p.m. The meeting in Leland will follow the NCDOT's first open house and hearing on the project on April 29 in Wilmington at John T. Hoggard High School, 4305 Shipyard Blvd. The same information will be shared at both meetings, and both events will be live-streamed via Facebook. Details are available on the project’s web page.

NCDOT representatives will be on hand to answer questions and receive comments regarding the Cape Fear Crossing, an approximately 9.5-mile proposed road and high-level bridge over the Cape Fear River intended to 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, 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 verbal and/or written comments that will be included in the project record. These comments will be considered in the selection of the Preferred Alternative for the project.

NCDOT representatives will present an explanation of the locations of the six detailed study alternatives, right of way and relocation requirements and procedures.

Copies of the DEIS and maps showing study alternatives are available for review though May 16 at Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, and online. Copies of the DEIS will be available at Leland Library, 487 Village Road NE, through May 16.

For additional information, contact Jamille Robbins, NCDOT Public Involvement, Community Studies & Visualization Group Leader, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1598. You may also contact the project team toll-free hotline at 1-800-233-6315, or via email at capefear@ncdot.gov.

In addition, comments may be submitted electronically using the project’s website or NCDOT’s online engagement portal. Comments may be submitted through May 16, 2019.