By Outer Banks Voice on September 1, 2018
As part of the annual update to the highway department’s 10-year planning document, known as the Strategic Transportation Improvement Plan, projects are scored on a state, regional and local impact level.
In addition to the interchange beginning as early as 2019, the update includes widening U.S. 158 between Barco and Belcross as early as 2025 and a second passenger ferry to run between Hatteras and Ocracoke, as soon as 2027.
The all will be placed on the STIP, which will allow for funds to be budgeted for planning, right-of-way acquisition and then eventual construction.
Here’s the breakdown:
An environmental review is under way for the proposed Mid-Currituck Bridge. A timeline for the project is pending approval of the review.