US 74 (Eastwood Rd) Improvements
NCDOT TIP # U-5710 & U-5710A
Project Type: Intersection Improvements
Affected County: New Hanover
Estimated Cost: $30,755,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to make changes to the intersection at Eastwood Road (US 74) and Military Cutoff Road (US 76/US 17).
What is currently an at-grade intersection will be converted to an interchange, or more specifically, a bridge with two quadrants at Commonwealth and Drysdale drives. Drysdale Drive will be extended from Military Cutoff Road to Eastwood Road. The left-turning traffic will divert to the new Drysdale Drive Extension, or to the widened Commonwealth Drive, while through traffic on Eastwood and Military Cutoff will be free-flowing.
The NCDOT asserts that these proposed improvements will help alleviate traffic congestion and enhance the traffic-carrying capacity and operation of this intersection.
NCDOT rendering of proposed overpass at Military Cutoff and Eastwood Road in Wilmington.
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
- Start construction – 2021
- End construction – 2024
It is estimated that more than 60 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $6,905,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.