WJTV News Channel 12 - Currituck officials press NCDOT for mid-county bridge

Currituck officials press NCDOT for mid-county bridge

Posted: Updated:
CURRITUCK, N.C. - Officials in Currituck County say they recently met with North Carolina Department of Transportation officials about the long-delayed construction of a Mid-Currituck Bridge.

They say NCDOT considers building a bridge over the Currituck Sound the best solution to reducing the county’s traffic congestion.

A December 3 meeting outlined project costs, re-locating Aydlett Road, the extent of widening NC 12, potential construction partners, NCDOT’s approval process and what Currituck County can do to help move the project forward.

NCDOT says the $460 million price tag is due to the nearly seven mile length of the bridge and that a proposed public/private partnership isn’t finalized. A change to Aydlett Road would further delay the project.

However, widening NC 12 in Corolla is essential to avoiding traffic back-ups. But improving existing road alone wouldn’t provide much benefit without the Mid-Currituck Bridge.

NCDOT also suggested contributing local funds to the project, but the Board of Commissioners hasn’t decided on its next course of action.
  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:22:56 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...
  • NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits South Carolina

    NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits South Carolina

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:31:54 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making his first visit to South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South.
    New Jersey Gov. Chis Christie stayed coy Tuesday about any presidential plans as he raised campaign cash for GOP candidates in North and South Carolina.
  • AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

    AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:21:52 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in five American cities.
    Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend...
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.