Transportation

  • 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.

  • Groups Challenge Bonner Bridge Permit

    Even as a federal lawsuit challenging a proposed replacement for the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Dare County is churning its way through a federal court, another legal action has suspended the state permit allowing construction of the bridge to begin.

  • State Issues CAMA Permit for New Bonner Bridge

    The N.C. Division of Coastal Management yesterday issued a Coastal Area Management Act major permit to the state Department of Transportation to build a replacement for the 50-year-old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Dare County.

  • $30 Million vs. $13 Million

    The first number is what the state paid in 2006 for land near Southport for the now-dead international container port. That second number? That’s the land’s tax value today.

  • Build It and They Will Come and Come and Come

    Driving to the outpost of Carova on the northern Outer Banks can get tricky since the paved road stops in Corolla 11 miles away, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of tourists from making the trip each year. Some wonder how bad traffic will get if a new bridge is built across Currituck Sound.

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    ‘Would You Really Dig Up Our Bodies?’

    The residents of East Lake told N.C. DOT this week what they thought about a proposed widening of U.S. 64 in Dare County that would force them from their homes and their ancestors from their graves.

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    Complicated Road Project Faces Many Hurdles

    The draft environmental impact statement for the proposed widening of U.S. 64 in Tyrrell and Dare counties contains 19 alternatives and describes numerous conflicts and tradeoffs.

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    Road Project Threatens Community in Dare

    As the residents of East Lake see it, the last leg of the proposed U.S 64 widening project is threatening to all but wipe their little community off the map, and they say there’s not even a good reason for it.