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Traffic in Wilmington will be shifted onto a new ramp this week as North Carolina Department of Transportation contract crews continue work on the Military Cutoff Road Extension project.
Construction to extend Military Cutoff Road is now expected to continue further into 2022.
The sound of chainsaws in New Hanover County ring in more work on the Military Cutoff expansion. Many trees are coming down, and the roadway will bring a lot of noise to a now-quiet park.
As drivers continue to find alternate ways around Military Cutoff Road, frustration is growing.
With an estimated 50,000 drivers using College Road daily, navigating it can be a frustrating experience. However, there could soon be improvements.
Drivers may see traffic backups and power outages near Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington this morning because of a toppled power pole.
The DOT estimates traffic in the next twenty years could be more than 39,000 cars on Eastwood and more than 64,000 cars along Military Cutoff Road.
City planners approved the rezoning 4-0 with the remaining board members and subsequently passed a special permit 3-1 allowing for the building a the 75 foot hotel.
City leaders approve the rezoning to develop the 44.5 acres for the multi-million dollar development.