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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Masonboro Loop/Masonboro Sound/Pine Grove Realignment


Work to realign the Masonboro Loop Road, Masonboro Sound Road and Pine Grove Drive intersection is complete. All roads are now open and will have stripes during the week of October 24.

The project began in June and finished well ahead of schedule.

The city would like to thank area residents and business owners for their patience while the project was underway.

Estimated timeline - UPDATED

(Local businesses open & accessible throughout project)

The city held a well-attended open house on June 16 to answer questions and provide information to the local residents. Approximately 125 area residents came out to learn more about the project. 

Phase 1A (revised): Project preparation • COMPLETE
No traffic delays anticipated; traffic open in all directions - proceed with caution
View a map of Phase 1A (revised)

Phase 1B (revised): Pine Grove Dr • COMPLETE
Pine Grove closed from Beasley Road to intersection - detour Beasley. Local traffic allowed between Beasley and Suncourt Villa/Whaler Way. Pine Grove closed to all traffic from Suncourt Villa/Whaler Way to the Masonboro intersection. Intersection between Masonboro Loop and Masonboro Sound roads will be open with a two-way gravel road which will be replaced with temporary asphalt roadway after first few days
View a map of Phase 1B (revised)

Phase 2: Masonboro Loop Rd • Early/Mid-August - COMPLETE
Masonboro Loop to Pine Grove/Masonboro Sound closed to thru traffic, alternate routes Beasley and Masonboro Sound Road; two-way traffic between Pine Grove and Masonboro Sound Road
View a map of Phase 2

Phase 3: Masonboro Sound Rd • COMPLETE
Masonboro Sound Rd closed from intersection to Pirates Cove entrance; new alignment open from Masonboro Loop to Pine Grove Drive
View a map of Phase 3

Please note, all scheduled dates are estimations and may vary depending on weather or other factors.

The project

To help ease traffic congestion, the intersection of Masonboro Loop, Masonboro Sound and Pine Grove roads will be realigned. The $734,549.84 project involves changing the alignment of the intersection so that Pine Grove Road flows smoothly into Masonboro Loop Road. Masonboro Sound Road will form a "T" at the intersection and all traffic approaching the intersection must stop. This will help alleviate the traffic back up on Masonboro Loop Road during rush hour.

While construction is underway, traffic delays and temporary closures may be expected. Travelers may use Beasley Road as an alternate route. All businesses in the Courtyard at Masonboro and located in the affected area will remain open and accessible. The intersection will remain open to local traffic. 

The city regrets any inconvenience that might be caused while we work to improve traffic flow and safety in this area. The project is expected to be complete in the fall.

Project updates will be posted here and on the city's Facebook page.


Alternate route map

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Project map

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