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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Transportation Bond Referendum

In 2006, voters passed a $14 million bond referendum which addressed some of the transportation needs within the city. Projects included widening Independence Boulevard to four lanes in some areas, streetscape improvements to North Third Street, the installation of sidewalks in high traffic areas, a traffic signal update and further investment in the city's neighborhood traffic management program.
 

 

Independence Boulevard widening
This project widened Independence Boulevard to four lanes from Shipyard Boulevard to Carolina Beach Road, plus added turn lanes where needed. Intersection improvements on Independence included adding turn lanes on the east side of Carolina Beach Road. 

Status: Complete

 

North 3rd Street Improvements
This project involved streetscape improvements for N. 3rd Street beginning at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway intersection and extending southward to Market Street. It included repairing or replacing damaged sections of sidewalks, installation of additional sidewalks, trees, streetlights and undergrounding power lines. 

Status: Complete 

 

 

 

Sidewalks
This project involved the installation of sidewalks in high traffic areas such as schools, churches, shopping centers and major thoroughfares.

Status: Complete

 

Traffic Signal Upgrade
The existing traffic signal system was upgraded, including adding new hardware and software to allow for better timing and coordination of 190 existing traffic signals. This resulted in better traffic flow, improved safety, fewer delays and less travel time for motorists. The NCDOT shared the cost of this project. 

Status: Complete 

 

 

 

Neighborhood Traffic Management
This project improved safety on neighborhood streets. Through the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program, City of Wilmington staff and residents come together to identify and solve traffic problems. Improvements included area-specific plans for installing traffic calming measures that lower speeds and improve safety. These funds helped implement improvements identified in the studies. Studies have been completed in a number of areas, including Creekwood, Pine Valley, Windemere, College Acres and Glen Meade.

Status: Complete

 
Total transportation projects from the 2006 voter-approved Transportation Bond: $14,000,000

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