Construction to begin on widening a heavily traveled highway, if approved
City leaders plan to give the approval on a project that has been seven years in the making to help alleviate traffic.
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – After nearly
eight years, the city of Wilmington will move ahead with a project to help
alleviate traffic within the city limits.
Wilmington City Council members will
vote on a project with a price tag of $5.6 million dollars on Tuesday.
The project will expand Randall
Parkway from Independence Boulevard to South College Road. It was designed to
alleviate heavy congestion that regularly occurs between Kerr Avenue to South
College Road and add capacity for future traffic growth.
"It's going to be
absolutely phenomenal for the community and for those traffic patterns in that
particular area," said Mayor Bill Saffo. "It's something we've been working on
for the last seven years."
The project will also extend the Cross
City Trail from Brailsford Drive to Marlboro Street.
If approved, the construction contract
would be awarded to Sealand Contractors Corp. of Charlotte. They are the same
contractor working on the North 3rd Street Improvement Project.
City council will meet on Tuesday. If
approved, construction is expected to begin later this fall.