North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

Cape Fear Skyway

Fast Facts

Project # U-4738
Type: New Toll Freeway
Affected Counties: Brunswick, New Hanover
Estimated Cost: $1,021,000,000


The Cape Fear Skyway is a proposed new toll road that spans 9.5 miles from the US 17 bypass in Brunswick County to US 421 near Wilmington. The road will include a new high-rise bridge over the Cape Fear River.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposed the new roadway as a way to increase traffic flow and freight movements by connecting major routes in Brunswick and New Hanover County, and allowing easier access to the port. The project will also decrease hurricane evacuation times and help with emergency evacuation from Progress Energy’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport.


WWay 3 ABC:  “The Turnpike Authority held two Citizen’s Informational Workshops for the Cape Fear Skyway in communities around the projected area


  • Draft Environmental Impact Statement Date – TBD
  • Final Environmental Impact Statement Date – TBD
  • Record of Decision – TBD
  • Begin Construction – TBD
  • Open to Traffic – TBD

Property Takings

The NCDOT has not announced how many homes or businesses are expected to be affected by construction, or how much the budget is for property acquisition. The schedule to begin the takings has not been determined but the budget for the entire project is estimated at $1 billion.

If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.