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The project logo W-5703H: U.S. 17 and Hickman Road NW Intersection Improvements

The project logo W-5703H: U.S. 17 and Hickman Road NW Intersection Improvements

Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
have been suspended.

The N.C. Department of Transportation has begun studies of safety and operational improvements at the intersection of U.S. 17 at Hickman Road NW and on U.S. 17 at South Middleton Drive NW (the entrance to the Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort) in Brunswick County. This project includes a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) to improve safety and traffic operations. The RCI adds U-turn movements and median crossovers at intersections, which will eliminate through-movements from side streets, minimize the number of vehicular conflict points, and reduce the potential for angle and rear-end crashes. The total length of the study corridor along U.S. 17 is about 3,400 feet. During the construction period, traffic will be maintained along existing roadways and no off-site detours will be required. However, there may be short-term temporary traffic delays around the project area during construction.

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project W-5703H in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $4.15 million in construction costs.

Project Timeline

 

Project Needs

U.S. 17 is a 4-lane, divided highway with stop-sign-controlled median breaks at Hickman Road NW and at S. Middleton Drive NW (the entrance to the Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort), and a U-turn median break south of Hickman Road NW. Currently, Hickman Road NW and S. Middleton Drive NW have provisions to make left turns and right turns onto U.S. 17. There is a posted speed limit of 55 mph on U.S. 17 and Hickman Road NW.
Twenty-seven crashes were reported at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Hickman Road NW during the five-year period from 2012 to 2017. There were no fatal crashes recorded at this intersection. Most crashes (52%) were injury crashes and the remaining (48%) were property-damage-only crashes. The most common crashes were angle crashes (67% of all crashes), followed by rear-end crashes at 18%. Daytime crashes accounted for 85% of all crashes and most crashes (89%) occurred during dry pavement conditions.

Public Comment

NCDOT accepts comments through the Planning and Design processes. 

Comments should be submitted as follows:

 

Email:  [email protected]

US Mail to the Project Manager listed below

 

All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submission method. 

All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations incorporated into designs where feasible. 

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Resources for Property Owners

Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.

Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Project Contact Information

Michael Bass

NCDOT Project Manager

Highway Division 3

5501 Barbados Boulevard

Castle Hayne, NC 28429

910-341-2000