Traffic among topics at Leland council meeting

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Are you one of the many drivers who get backed up every morning traveling into New Hanover County from Brunswick County? At the Leland Town Council meeting Thursday, town leaders will the discuss the traffic along with an overall traffic plan, among other topics.

On the agenda, topics include a presentation of the Cape Fear Transportation 2040 Plan and on-street parking. They’ll also discuss recent economic news, including the InnovateNC program that was recently announced.

Work continues on the Causeway Project, which will hope to alleviate some of the issues. While the project is not set to be complete for a little over a year, there are parts of the project that have opened to drivers. Earlier this summer, a third lane opened up on the Causeway heading toward Brunswick County. Later this year, drivers who travel on NC 133 will see a new traffic pattern called the Diverging Diamond. Part of that project opened Wednesday morning to drivers: a one-lane on-ramp for those coming from the Belville direction on River Road to merge on the Causeway to get into New Hanover County. Drivers used to have two lanes to help the merge process on to 17/74/76, similar as the drivers coming from Village Road in Leland. On the other side, drivers coming from Village Road to get on the highway now have only one lane as well. Crews overnight Thursday put up cones to stop the two-lane traffic. Drivers shared frustrations of these recent changes on a Facebook page devoted to traffic alerts in the area.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the New Town Hall.

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