US Highway 17 Hampstead Bypass and Military Cutoff Road Extension

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

Project Overview

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 project affects landowners in Pender and New Hanover counties and right of way acquisition is currently in progress.

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

Our Eminent Domain Attorneys Are Here to Help

If your property is at risk of taking by the government for this project, be sure to get in touch with an experienced land condemnation attorney right away to ensure that your rights are protected as a property owner. Fill out and submit a contact form with details about your situation, or call our office at 919-781-1107 to speak directly with one of our attorneys for a legal consultation today.