A group of Hampstead citizens has organized to oppose a proposed interchange along Highway 17 that would bisect their town. Construction of this thirty-million-dollar ramp is slated to begin in 2023; however, the local group is already fighting the six-lane interchange, saying the project will disrupt local business and the environment.

The area near Greenfield Lake where four roads converge – Carolina Beach Road, Burnett Boulevard, Third Street, and South Front – is a well-traveled passageway in and out of downtown Wilmington. 

The new leader of the State Department of Transportation, Anthony (Tony) Tata, says a project’s potential for job creation will now play a larger role in setting priorities. 

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