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Turnpike Authority hosts public workshops on Cape Fear Skyway Project

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THIS INFORMATION FROM A NEWS RELEASE SENT TO THE WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 NEWSROOM

RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) –– The NC Turnpike Authority has scheduled two Citizens’ Informational Workshops regarding the proposed Cape Fear Skyway in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. The workshops are open to the public, and anyone interested in finding out more about the project is encouraged to attend.

The workshops will be held on:
• Tuesday, March 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Belville Elementary School, 575 River Road, Leland, NC; and
• Thursday, March 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Alderman Elementary School, 2025 Independence Blvd., Wilmington, NC.

Representatives from the project study team will share information, answer questions and receive comments regarding the proposed project in an informal setting. The same information will be available at each workshop. There will not be a formal presentation, and participants may drop in at any time during the workshops. Comments or questions may also be submitted to the contact listed below.

The Cape Fear Skyway is a potential toll road that would extend from U.S. 17 and future I-140 in Brunswick County to U.S. 421 in New Hanover County, including a high-rise bridge over the Cape Fear River. The project is estimated to cost between $950 million and $1.1 billion.

The Authority is currently studying several potential corridors for the Skyway, as well as whether to develop it as a toll road. A study area map and other project information will be available at the workshops, or it can be viewed online at http://www.ncturnpike.org/projects/Cape_Fear .

For additional information, contact Jennifer Harris, the Turnpike Authority’s Director of Planning and Environmental Studies, at 1578 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1578, by phone at (800) 233-6315 or by email at capefear@ncturnpike.org.

The Turnpike Authority will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in the workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jennifer Harris by Monday, March 14, so arrangements can be made.

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