NCDOT selects Stantec for Hampstead Bypass project


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has selected design firm Stantec to provide engineering and analysis services for the Hampstead Bypass which will run from I-140 to U.S. 17 north of Hampstead.

Stantec’s design services also includes corridor improvements to existing US 17 in Hampstead.

These projects, totaling $250 million in construction, will improve north-south mobility along the North Carolina coastline north of Wilmington and will address safety and congestion issues along US 17 in Hampstead, the company said in a statement.

The bypass will consist of a 12 mile, four-lane median divided freeway with four interchanges, four overpasses, and a total of 16 bridges. The design will require avoidance and/or minimizing environmental impacts to wetlands, streams, and threatened plant and animal species. Safety improvements to five miles of US 17 in Hampstead will include a new median to control left turns, two-phase signalized u-turn bulbs, and sidewalks on each side.

The project is expected to begin construction no later than the fall of 2020.