Transportation

  • Currituck Bridge Gets New Life

    A new state plan for North Carolina’s road construction over the next decade was unveiled last week and it includes the long-delayed bridge across Currituck Sound.

  • Deal Would Allow Bonner Bridge Replacement

    The state and environmental groups are working toward a compromise that would allow work to begin on the stalled replacement for the aging Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet in Dare County.

  • Stemming the Stampede

    New rules have brought some order to the free for all along Currituck Banks where tourists and tour guides crowded the beaches for a chance to see the wild horses.

  • A Road Story With a Happy Ending

    Against all odds, it appears that two small communities along the proposed U.S. 64 widening project in northeastern North Carolina will get the route they wanted, while sparing thousands of wildlife from becoming road kill.

  • NC12-mirlo

    A Tour of N.C. 12

    Coastal Advocate Ladd Bayliss takes readers on a tour of the tenuous N.C. 12 from Nags Head to Rodanthe.

  • No Relief in Sight for Battered Road

    A project to widen the beach to protect beleaguered and battered N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island will not start for months, despite the public perception that it would be completed before hurricane season.

  • McCrory Pledges ‘Action’ on N.C. 12

    Gov. Pat McCrory visited the Outer Banks and battered N.C. 12, which was closed again because of high seas. McCrory told residents at a meeting in Manteo that the state will be “pragmatic” in finding a solution to the road’s woes.

  • DOT Torpedoes Ferries at Oregon Inlet

    No high-speed ferry exists today that could safely carry millions of vehicles a year across the heavily shoaled Oregon Inlet and Pamlico Sound, according to a new transportation report.

  • Bonner Bridge Permit Challenge Denied

    The chairman of the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission yesterday denied a challenge of the permit that would allow the state to begin building a replacement for the aging Herbert C. Bonner Bridge across Oregon Inlet in Dare County.