cape fear crossing

The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Tuesday morning that it will not continue planning on the Cape Fear Crossing project. The project would have featured a 9.5 mile road and bridge over the river with the goal of improving traffic and freight movement with the Port. There was tremendous opposition from neighborhood groups. 


The timeline for the Cape Fear Crossing project is getting longer.  The proposed 9.5 mile bridge and road planned between Brunswick and New Hanover Counties is raising concerns for stakeholders along the route.

Cape Fear Crossing is the 21st century plan to pick up where the Cape Fear Skyway left off.  

Vince Winkel

This week the proposed third bridge over the Cape Fear River, known as Cape Fear Crossing, was the topic of two public meetings. Hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the sessions highlighted the six proposed routes. 

A public meeting about a proposed new crossing over the Cape Fear River gets underway Monday, April 29th at 5 PM -- as stakeholders in Brunswick and New Hanover County marshal their resources. 

NC Dept of Transportation

Cape Fear Crossing, the proposed new bridge across the Cape Fear River, is inching closer to reality. Last week, regional planners held informational meetings in Brunswick County. Residents in attendance wanted to learn more about a project that will likely go through Leland and Brunswick Forest. The exact route is still up in the air.