Public Transportation Projects

Project: Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center (TD-4721)
Project Type: Public Transportation Projects
Status: Under Construction

This project will construct a multimodal transportation center in the blocks bounded by North 3rd Street, Hanover Street, North 4th Street and Red Cross Street in Downtown Wilmington. This center will serve intra-city buses, intercity buses, taxis, and planned passenger rail to Raleigh.  The facility will be located at 520 North 3rd Street in Downtown Wilmington.

Project Files:
Site Selection Report: Jan 2005
Transit Needs Study: May 2009

STBG

Due to the decline in gas tax revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, NCDOT’s cash reserve balance has fallen below the statutory required minimum balance of $293 million. This has forced the suspension of most projects statewide, since with a cash floor balance below the statutory minimum, NCDOT is unable to enter into any new construction, engineering, or repair contracts, nor negotiate right-of-way costs. This suspension of projects extends to the WMPO’s STBGP and TASA projects since NCDOT is responsible for entering into contracts for these projects. Locally administered projects not currently committed to a phase of work, have been suspended until further notice. If the project is currently in a phase of work (PE, ROW, or Construction) with funds authorized and is underway with a contract, or a construction contract has been let, as of April 30th, then permission may be made to continue with that phase of work. Efforts are being made to bring the phase of work to full completion or at least to a logical stopping point. No further phases will be authorized, nor will additional funding within a currently authorized phase be added, until the NCDOT’s financial position improves.

Project: Shipyard Boulevard Bus Pull-out (U-5534N)
Project Type: Public Transportation Projects
Status: Complete

The project consists of the construction of a bus pull-out and loading area along Shipyard Boulevard to include sidewalk that will begin at Rutledge Drive and terminate at Vance Street in Wilmington.

Project: Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center Phase 1B (U-6234)
Project Type: Public Transportation Projects
Status: Negotiating scope and fee with the selected firm

NCDOT conveyed the property located at 525 North 4th Street (former Thomas Grocery building) to the City of Wilmington on January 30, 2017. This property is currently owned by the City and the building is vacant. The rehabilitation and re-use of the building/property located at 525 North 4th Street is being identified as the Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center Phase 1B.