Hampstead US 17 Improvements and Dan Owen Connector
Type: Roadway Improvements
Affected County: Pender
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) US 17 Hampstead Bypass project begins at a proposed interchange with the US 17 Wilmington Bypass in New Hanover County. The proposed roadway will extend northwest into Pender County to a proposed interchange with NC 210. From this interchange, the proposed bypass continues north on existing US 17 to Sloop Point Loop Road.
After construction for the Hampstead Bypass begins in 2019/2020, construction from South Washington Acres Road through Hampstead to just north of Sloop Point Loop Road is expected to start. In order to improve traffic flow in this area, the DOT has proposed to build a new alignment connection – known as the Dan Owen Connector – between Dan Owen Road and Factory Road.