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Old 12-04-2017, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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Has the 140 opened between 74 to 421 completing the bypass from 17 near Winabow to 1-40? Thanks
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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Has the 140 opened between 74 to 421 completing the bypass from 17 near Winabow to 1-40? Thanks
I don't think so; the previously announced date was 12/15.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I don't think so; the previously announced date was 12/15.
OK thanks My wife is driving up to Raleigh on Monday and was thinking about driving that route. I heard it would open before now, but haven't seen anything on local news about it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:23 AM
 
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According to the most recent article I could find (dated Nov. 29), NCDOT still shooting for Dec. 15 as BC1960 mentioned.

Landscaping firm moves to business park at U.S. 421 and I-140 | WilmingtonBiz

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is "making every effort to get the [I-140] bypass open" on Dec. 15, a department spokesman said Wednesday.

"But we still have a handful of steps to make before that happens, so we may not make that decision until early the week of the 15th," said Steve Abbott of the N.C. DOT, in an email. "As always, weather is also a factor. We will get an update out when the yes or no decision is made regarding making it happen by that date."

Even when the road opens, Abbott wrote, the N.C. DOT doesn't consider the project complete because crews will continue working on the project until next year.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:47 AM
 
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The ceremonial ribbon cutting will occur tomorrow (12/15) but it won't actually open for traffic until some time next week:

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for I-140 Wilmington Bypass set for Frid - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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So you'll be able to go from US17 at Porters Neck to Town Creek area in Brunswick County.

So this project is done, outside of the proposed Cape Fear Skyway extension.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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So you'll be able to go from US17 at Porters Neck to Town Creek area in Brunswick County.
Yes, that is correct.

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So this project is done, outside of the proposed Cape Fear Skyway extension.
I guess you could think of it that way. To me the Cape Fear Crossing (or Skyway) is simply another crossing of the river, connecting southern Brunswick Crossing to Wilmington, not really part of the I-140 project. Its very far out in the future.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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The ceremonial ribbon cutting will occur tomorrow (12/15) but it won't actually open for traffic until some time next week:

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for I-140 Wilmington Bypass set for Frid - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC
Saw that on the news yesterday
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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I guess you could think of it that way. To me the Cape Fear Crossing (or Skyway) is simply another crossing of the river, connecting southern Brunswick Crossing to Wilmington, not really part of the I-140 project. Its very far out in the future.
I thought/hoped they would continue 140 eastward, like you said, to Shipyard Blvd. About the only East/West crosstown road that could handle a connection with an interstate in that area.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:01 AM
 
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I thought/hoped they would continue 140 eastward, like you said, to Shipyard Blvd. About the only East/West crosstown road that could handle a connection with an interstate in that area.
Eventually, but that segment is over a billion dollar project (It will tie into Independence Blvd) because of the wetland and river crossing and the height needed for ships underneath. It will likely be 25 years for that because the road work in Raleigh and Charlotte is never-ending.
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