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Wilmington Bypass work to resume soon

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Work is scheduled to start soon on another section of the Wilmington Bypass. The state awarded a nearly $82 million contract today to build a six-mile section of I-140 in Brunswick County with the help of some federal stimulus money. It will go from NC 87 north to US 74/76. Work could begin by the end of the month and be done by summer 2013.

The state will also spend more than $3 million to resurface US 17 in Brunswick County from Zion Church Road south to US 17 Business. That project should run from April to December.

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southern leg

Does anyone watch the news and listen to what officals say,the northern leg costs a whole lot more than the southern leg because it will be mostly bridges and they cost alot more to build,plus if they don't get started on the southern leg ,the cheapest section, then they will lose the stimulus money that the federal government give them to help build it.

Really need 74/76 to 421

While I'm glad we're getting this section of bypass, I think the section from 74/76 to 421 would do more to alleviate traffic congestion.

1-140

I still say we needed the part crossing the river done first. Don't you people who plan these things ever cross Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, especially during morning and evening traffic? Or when one lane is closed or a wreck happens.

So the people with money

So the people with money along that corridor will get the by-pass first? It was to continue on from 421 to 87 creating econmic growth for areas like Navassa. How was it that the project skipped over this section to complete the southern leg?