An open house for a future roadway project is being held this week.

The City of Jacksonville and the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are proposing improvements to the U.S. 17 and Marine Boulevard intersection. The improvements include the addition of ramps and loops to the existing interchange, according to the city.

The changes would replace the signalized intersection to allow northbound traffic on Marine Boulevard to continue straight onto U.S. 17, or access the Jacksonville Parkway, according to the city.

Construction is estimated to begin in 2025 and the project is currently in the design phase, according to the city’s website.

Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. the city will host an open house for residents to drop by the Jacksonville Center for Public Safety, located at 200 Marine Blvd., to review and give feedback on the preliminary design concepts.

Those unable to make it to the open house can provide feedback – or ask questions – by contacting Brian Harding, the NCDOT project manager, at 910-341-2000 or until Sept. 13.