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Special meeting set on proposal to replace Cape Fear bridge

The area for the proposed Cape Fear Memorial Bridge replacement. Image: NCDOT There is a special meeting scheduled…

The area for the proposed Cape Fear Memorial Bridge replacement. Image: NCDOT

There is a special meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday for Brunswick County Board of Commissioners to hear more on an unsolicited proposal to replace Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will give a presentation on the unsolicited proposal for a public-private partnership to replace the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge with a toll bridge.

The public can attend the meeting in-person on the first floor of the David R. Sandifer Administration Building at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia. The agenda and accompanying documents are available on the county website.

The Department of Transportation received the unsolicited proposal in late 2020 and as by law, any toll projects in the state must be approved by the local planning
organization. Then presented the company’s concept in May and June to the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

NCDOT Division Engineer Chad Kimes requested an opportunity to share this information with the commissioners following a presentation on the proposed bridge project to Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting.

NCDOT would only move forward if the planning organization approves the approach.
If that happens, NCDOT and the organization would partner in all future steps.
If the organization decides not to move forward, NCDOT will deny the unsolicited
proposal and no further action will take place, according to documents.

View an online and PDF version of the full agendas and accompanying reports at brunswickcountync.gov/agendas

More information about Board of Commissioners meetings and public comment policies is at brunswickcountync.gov/board-commissioners

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