The project will enhance mobility in Jacksonville by:

  • providing an alternative connection to U.S. 17
  • improving accessibility to commercial areas along Western Boulevard
  • enhancing pedestrian and bicycle accommodations
  • improving overall safety along the project corridor

With Onslow County’s population being predicted to nearly double by 2040, it is evident that the area is experiencing increasing amounts of traffic congestion along Western Boulevard and U.S. 17.  According to NCDOT Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) Web Map, the current AADT is 34,000 along Western Boulevard and 30,000 along U.S. 17. 

The Jacksonville Parkway Extension will provide a connector offering motorists an option to avoid the heavy congestion along Western Boulevard and U.S. 17.


2007        NCDOT completed a Feasibility Study that identified the need for a new connector between Western Boulevard and U.S. 17 


2015        Jacksonville Urban Area MPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan recommended the Jacksonville Parkway Extension 


2017        NCDOT Highway Division 3 began project development, environmental and engineering studies for the project (October 2017)


The project can be found in the 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as Project No. U-5791.



        Estimated Cost*

Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation

  $   15,965,000 

Construction Costs

  $   31,680,000 

Total Cost

  $   48,395,000 

* Estimated Costs as shown in Current 2018-2027 STIP and are subject to change




 Public Meeting

Fall 2019

 Environmental Document             (Environmental Assessment) 

Early 2020

 Design Public Meeting 

Early 2020

 Right of Way Acquisition 




* Future Dates are preliminary and are subject to change


A public meeting will be held to present information on the alternatives being evaluated and obtain public input.  It is anticipated that meeting will be held in Fall of 2019.

Preliminary designs for the overall corridor will be advanced and evaluated in the Environmental Assessment (EA). 

The EA is expected to be completed early in 2020, followed by a design public meeting.  A Preferred Alternative will be identified for the project and presented in a final environmental document. 


A project newsletter was sent to surrounding residents, elected officals and other local officials in October of 2018.

The NCDOT project team will review all feedback – regardless of how it is submitted (online, phone, email, or letter) – and explore options to incorporate comments and address concerns where and when feasible.  

NCDOT has been and will continue coordinating with the City of Jacksonville throughout the process.  As the project progresses updates will be posted to this website.  Outreach will include newsletters, local official briefings, small group presentations, and public meetings. 

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled individuals who want to participate in any meetings.  

Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to any meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas que no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.


Project maps will be posted here as they become available


Comments may be submitted via phone, email or U.S. Mail to either of the individuals listed below or at any meeting.  All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.  All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations incorporated into planning and design where feasible.  




David Leonard


Robert Boot

Division Project Team Lead


Consultant Project Manager

NCDOT Division 3



5501 Barbados Boulevard

Castle Hayne, NC 28429


1616 E. Millbrook Road, Suite 160

Raleigh, NC 27609




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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.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                 Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

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If you would like to be added to the project mailing/email list, please provide the following:

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Do you have general comments you would like to give to the project team? (Is there information you feel might aid in the development of the alternatives?)

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Is there a question you would like answered regarding the project?