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‘Jug Handle’ Bridge Project Update Dec. 3

The “jug handle” bridge’s route will curve around Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Graphic: NCDOT

State transportation officials are holding a virtual information meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 3 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project on the Outer Banks.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is raising the highway onto a 2.4-mile bridge that extends over Pamlico Sound between the southern end of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Rodanthe, a long-term transportation solution for N.C. 12, according to the release.

The bridge project is expected to be complete late next year.

During the meeting, transportation officials and project engineers will provide an update on the project’s progress and answer questions.

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, visit or listen to the audio by calling 1-408-650-3213. When prompted, use the access code 603-113-213.

Comments can be submitted during the meeting by calling 1-855-925-2801, entering project code 8679 and leaving a message. Participants may also submit comments by chat box during the meeting.

Participants can also submit comments before, during or after the meeting by sending feedback to

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