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Rodanthe Bridge Project Update Planned

An informational meeting for the public on Rodanthe “jug handle” bridge project, which is under construction on the Outer Banks, will be held in December in Rodanthe.

Construction is underway on the “jug handle” bridge, a part of the Bonner Bridge Replacement project. Photo: Contributed

During the meeting set for 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, 23186 Myrna Peters Road, North Carolina Department of Transportation officials and project engineers will give an an update on the project’s progress and answer questions.

NCDOT calls the bridge a “long-term transportation solution to severe storms that cause breaches on N.C. 12.”

The department is routing N.C. 12 onto a 2.4-mile bridge that extends between the southern end of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge over the Pamlico Sound and Rodanthe.

Once construction on the the bridge is complete, the existing stretch of N.C. 12 in the refuge will be removed and the land returned to the refuge. The bridge is due for completion in late 2020 or early 2021.

The project is identified in the state transportation plan as B-2500B.

Those unable to attend the meeting can listen on their phones by dialing 872-240-3212 or by logging onto https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/783632397 on their computers, tablets or smartphones. Interested parties who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

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