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When will I-140 south of U.S. 74-76 be completed to U.S. 17?

Ken Little
StarNews
The Interstate 140 project in Brunswick is nearing completion. StarNews file photo

The Interstate 140 project in Brunswick is nearing completion. StarNews file photo

In December 2013, Wayne Currie, resident engineer with the N.C. Department of Transportation, wrote “the earliest the Interstate 140 bypass will open is this spring.”

“Since December a lot of changes have occurred on this project,” Currie said this week.

Traffic signals were added to the interchange of N.C. 140 and U.S. 74/76 in addition to some safety upgrades at Enterprise Drive and Mercantile Drive on U.S. 74/76, which has delayed the completion of the project, Currie said.

“However, work is nearing completion,” he said.

The grading and seeding of the shoulders, pavement markings and markers, along with activation of the traffic signals, still remains be done on U.S. 74/76, Currie said.

He said N.C. DOT determined that the traffic signals need to be in place prior to opening the bypass for the safety of the traveling public.

Mowing and some pavement markings on N.C. 140 and U.S. 17 also still remain to be done.

“With a little cooperation with the weather, everything should be completed within a few weeks,” Currie said.

The final section of the I-140 bypass, which will extend over the Cape Fear River to connect with the section of I-140 in New Hanover County, should be completed by 2017, a Division 3 N.C. DOT construction engineer said last year.

The start of that phase of the project was delayed until this year because of funding availability, the official said.

RELATED LINKS:

Will a full cloverleaf be built where I-140 crosses U.S. 74-76?

Where can I find a map showing how I-140 ends at U.S. 17 near Winnabow?

 

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