Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045 prioritizes roadway, aviation and public transportation projects
In the coming years, the Wilmington region could see more funding for roadway projects than any other mode of transportation.
According to a draft of the region’s transportation plan, Cape Fear Moving Forward 2045, roadway, aviation and public transportation projects are the highest funded expenditures, accounting for $4.9 billion.
The top five roadway projects included in the plan are:
N.C. 133 / Castle Hayne Road widening
Oleander Drive and College Road interchange
Front Street widening
Carolina Beach Road upgrade
But despite this, public transportation projects saw a 65% decrease in funding compared to the current plan, Cape Fear Transportation 2040, which is expiring in November.
“We would love to see more money coming into our region over the next 25 years for alternative modes of transportation (such as) public transportation, walking, biking, but we just currently