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NCDOT Releases Video On Independence Boulevard Extension

Independence Boulevard Extension

Wilmington, NC – The NCDOT recently released a video rendering of the proposed Independence Boulevard Extension set to connect Independence to Martin Luther King Highway. If you have trouble viewing the video below CLICK HERE.


Below are the most current project overview and cost statements from the NCDOT website. Click Here For Full Project Overview

Project Overview

To improve mobility and reduce congestion for motorists traveling north and south in central Wilmington, the N.C. Department of Transportation proposes extending Independence Boulevard – near the Covil/Montgomery Avenue corridor – 1.7 miles from the vicinity of Randall Parkway to U.S. 74 (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway).

Project Cost

This project is listed as Project U-4434 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $159.8 million.






“Independence Boulevard Extension.” NCDOT, 15 July 2019,

NCDOTcommunications. “Independence Boulevard Extension Visualizations.” YouTube, YouTube, 15 July 2019,



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