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Final piece of I-140 to see construction in 2012.

The final piece of Wilmington's Interstate 140 will see construction start in 2012. Cost? $300 million.

On January 31, NCDOT held a public information hearing on the route of the final segment of the bypass. The segment will run from I-140's current end at US 421 in New Hanover County to US 17 just north of NC 87 in Brunswick County. The completion of this segment will finish the entire Wilmington Bypass and will carry both Interstate 140 and US 17.

As a result of building the highway, the state will have to purchase the land of nine businesses and 16 residences for the freeway's right-of-way.

Story: $300 million bypass to begin 2012 ---WWAY-TV

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