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Cape Fear Skyway

Timeline for new Cape Fear crossing pushed back

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The timeline for another crossing of the Cape Fear River has been pushed back again. At a meeting Monday of the Cape Fear Crossing Work Group, consultants from URS Corp. said a draft of the environmental impact study will be completed in spring 2016, and a final study will be approved in the summer of 2017. Full story...
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Skyway, other turnpike projects removed from NC House bill

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Three contentious turnpike projects are no longer included in Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul. The House Appropriations Committee adopted a new version of the bill Tuesday that removed the Cape Fear Skyway, the Garden Parkway and the Mid-Currituck Bridge from the plan. Full story...
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Turnpike projects, including Cape Fear Skyway, added to McCrory's road overhaul

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Some North Carolina lawmakers say approving Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul will be a bit harder after a House committee added several turnpike projects to the bill. Full story...
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Tata: NC DOT backs deleting 3 toll-road mandates, including Skyway

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration supports a bill to eliminate a mandate on North Carolina transportation officials to build toll-road projects in Gaston County, the northern Outer Banks and near Wilmington. Full story...
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Leland looking at re-prioritizing road projects

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videoLeland is changing its priorities on the road. At this week's town council meeting, leaders will consider a series of resolutions that would push for changes. Full story...
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Rabon's proposal could sink Skyway project

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video The Cape Fear Skyway was supposed to ease congestion between New Hanover and Brunswick counties. But it might never happen after a proposal from state Sen. Bill Rabon. Years of planning and people getting their hopes up might have been for nothing. Full story...
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Tunnel will be considered for new Cape Fear crossing

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video A meeting meant to kickstart the building of another crossing of the Cape Fear River between Brunswick County and Wilmington put the option of a tunnel on the table while showcasing local officials’ wariness of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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Cape Fear Skyway to be discussed with NC officials

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Leaders in the Wilmington area want to meet with North Carolina transportation officials to discuss the possibility of building a toll road almost 10 miles long that would be known as the Cape Fear Skyway. Full story...
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Transportation secretary updates I-140, Skyway Bridge projects

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti met with city leaders at City Hall. He discussed the success and failures of his department as well as the challenges facing the state going forward. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland Mayor Futch asks feds to investigate Barfield, Thompson, Sue & Saffo

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video While he has no interest finding out if allegations of misconduct and corruption within his police department are true, Leland Mayor Walter Futch has found time to ask the Department of Transportation to investigate allegations of conspiracy against area political leaders. Full story...
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DOT looking for input on Skyway project

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The state Department of Transportation wants to know what you think about the the Cape Fear Skyway project. Full story...
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Turnpike Authority hosts public workshops on Cape Fear Skyway Project

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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. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Thompson berates Futch about Skyway comments

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video If there's anything you can say about New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson it's you know where he stands. This week Thompson challenged the mayor of Leland to set the record straight after the mayor falsely accused Thompson of having a conflict of interest in the proposed Cape Fear Skyway project. Full story...
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Minor fender benders show traffic problems in Leland

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video The Cape Fear Skyway bridge has been up for debate for years. On days like today, its absence has many commuters scratching their heads. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Commissioners pass resolution for proposed Cape Fear Skyway

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video The Cape Fear Skyway is closer to getting off the ground. Brunswick County Commissioners passed a resolution supporting the northern corridor route for the proposed Cape Fear Skyway. Full story...
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