Town of St. James Celebrates the Grand Opening of Maxwell Drive
The completion of the St. James Drive Extension, now formally known as Maxwell Drive, was recently celebrated by the Town of St. James with a grand opening ceremony held on March 24. The ceremony featured speeches from several town leaders including the project’s namesake Mayor Pro Tem, Bruce Maxwell. The ceremony culminated with Bruce taking the first official drive down Maxwell Drive in the Town’s Fire Truck.
The 1,200-foot-long road connects the western boundary of St. James Plantation with Middleton Boulevard, and features new turn lane crossovers as well as a divided median roadway, providing much improved access for the town’s residents. The project had been 10-years in the making and was funded wholly by the Town of St. James. The project required review and approval by several agencies including NCDOT, NCDEQ (for stormwater and erosion control permitting), the Town of Oak Island, and Brunswick County. To meet coastal stormwater requirements, the project includes infiltration basins and diffused stormwater conveyances.