WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation is years away from starting construction on the Military Cutoff Extension, but businesses are already packing up and leaving the area.
Many businesses and homes will be forced to relocate before 2017 when construction on the project is set to begin.
The Coastal Cash Exchange left in August 2013 and other businesses are following in their footsteps, as soon as this week. Co-Owner Janet Weaver said it was difficult to find the ideal location for her pawn shop and she would urge other businesses to not wait until they are forced to relocate.
"I don't think I would wait. It get's scary when you don't know what's available," Weaver said.
According to representatives from the DOT, they are in the process of acquiring businesses.
To find out more information the Military Cut-off Extension and if it effects you the DOT has provided details in a project outline.
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