NCDOT to hold public meeting on ‘Jug Handle’ bridge

By on November 26, 2019


State transportation officials are inviting people to an informational meeting on Thursday Dec. 5 on the Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project, which is under construction on the Outer Banks.

The Rodanthe Bridge is a long-term transportation solution to severe storms that cause breaches on NC12. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is raising NC12 onto a 2.4-mile bridge that extends between the southern end of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge over the Pamlico Sound and Rodanthe.

After the bridge is constructed, the existing NC12 in the refuge will be removed and the land returned to the refuge. The bridge is due for completion in late 2020 or early 2021.

The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center, 23186 Myrna Peters Road, Rodanthe. NCDOT officials and project engineers will provide an update on the project’s progress and answer questions.

Those who cannot attend the meeting may listen on their phones by dialing 872-240-3212 or by logging onto on their computers, tablets or smartphones.

People who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.


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  • Seal

    Future NO.1 hot spot for fishing for Sheeps Head on the East Coast !!!
    Cant Wait !!!

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  • Steve

    Until they make it a no fishing zone. Already in the works.

    Friday, Nov 29 @ 5:42 am
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    Steve ……..You know full and well that until construction is completed there will be no fishing for safety concerns !!!

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