Cape Fear Skyway
|Cape Fear Skyway|
|Carries||I‑140 / US 117|
|Crosses||Cape Fear River|
|Clearance below||225 feet|
The Cape Fear Skyway (also called the Cape Fear Crossing) is a proposed limited access toll road and bridge to be built in North Carolina, United States, that would pass through portions of New Hanover and Brunswick counties.
The proposed 9.5-mile (15.3 km) route connects the south-end of Wilmington to Brunswick County, by crossing over the Cape Fear River. It will have a clearance of 225 ft (68.5 m) to allow large tankers or cruise ships to pass underneath and will most likely be a cable-stayed bridge; if it is, it will be one of the largest in the world. On the deck of the bridge, it will support a maximum of 6 lanes across. The road extension will begin at Independence Blvd and extend to the proposed southern extension of Interstate 140. It is a $555 million to $1.18 billion USD project (final costs to be determined during the design phase, according to the North Carolina Turnpike Authority) that would have begun sometime after 2015.
In May 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly rescinded the project's authorization. However, NCDOT states that planning and environmental studies are funded in the 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Plan.
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- "North Carolina Turnpike Authority advances four pikes". Toll Roads News. 2005-02-17. Archived from the original on 2005-11-22.
- Pope, Terry (February 16, 2005). "Toll bridge for county". The State Port Pilot.
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