U-4902C - Preferred Alternative Identified

The comment forms provided at the December 7, 2017 public meeting included a space to mark preference for one of the three Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway and US 17 Business interchange alternatives.

34 comments were received following the public meeting. 

27 of those comments indicated a preference: 

63 percent of respondents preferred Alternative 1 (Single Point Urban Interchange)

16 percent indicated a preference for Alternative 3 (Grade-Separated Quadrant). 


The Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI)

was identified as the public’s preference.


Following the decision to add the interchange at Market Street and Martin Luther King Jr Parkway, traffic was reviewed and dual left turns were added from Eastwood Road to Racine Drive. 

A decision was also made to extend the project to provide a median between Racine Drive and Cardinal Drive. 

The addition of this section will provide continuity on Eastwood Road from Market Street to Autumn Hall Drive.


The NCDOT project team reviews all feedback – regardless of how it is submitted (online, phone, email, or letter) – and explores options to incorporate comments and address concerns where and when feasible.  



NCDOT hosted a public meeting for U-4902C on March 10, 2016. 

NCDOT hosted a second public meeting for U-4902C on December 7, 2017 to display alternatives for Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway and Market Street intersection improvements and to provide information on U-4902B and U-4902C.  



Krista Kimmel, PE

NCDOT Project Manager

Highway Division 3

5501 Barbados Boulevard

Castle Hayne, NC  28429


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Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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