US Highway 17 Hampstead Bypass and Military Cutoff Road Extension

Project #U-4751 & R-3300
Type: Roadway Improvements
Affected Counties: Pender, New Hanover


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.

The Military Cutoff Road Extension portion of the project will begin at a proposed interchange at Military Cutoff Road and Market Street interchange and extend to a proposed interchange with the US 17 Wilmington Bypass, approximately midway between I-40 and Market Street.

The Commissioner of Pender County recently announced the Hampstead Bypass project has now received full funding—and has approval to begin construction in 2020. A detailed article on the approval appears here. The project affects landowners in Pender and New Hanover counties.

Under the North Carolina Map Act, property owners have been restricted from using their property as they wish since 2011.  These restrictions include the inability to:

  • obtain building permits
  • improve or substantially alter the land
  • develop or subdivide the property
  • sell land for full value

At Henson Fuerst, we are currently representing land owners in both Pender and New Hanover County, and have filed lawsuits against the NCDOT for this inverse condemnation, alleging that the protected corridors are unconstitutional, improperly deprive landowners of the free use of their land, and have caused significant financial loss.


Project Maps

New Hanover and Pender County Line to Harrison Creek Road Area  Harrison Creek Road to Hampstead Road near Griffith Drive Hampstead Bypass at N.C. 210  Holiday Drive Area to Hoover Road Hoover Road to Jenkins Road Jenkins Road to U.S. 17 near Topsail Schools 

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If you’re facing land condemnation—or the seizure of your home, business, church, or farm under eminent domain—you don’t have to face the government or big corporations alone. The experienced eminent domain and land condemnation attorneys at Henson Fuerst protect the rights of property owners across North Carolina—and we want to help you too. Call Henson Fuerst at (919) 781-1107  or complete our free initial consultation form.

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