Informational Meeting on Rodanthe Bridge Project Set for March 5

By on March 5, 2020

State transportation officials are inviting people to an informational meeting March 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 N.C. 12. The N.C. Department of Transportation is raising N.C. 12 onto a 2.4-mile bridge that extends over the Pamlico Sound between the southern end of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Rodanthe.

After the bridge is constructed, the existing N.C. 12 at the southern end of the refuge will be removed and the land returned to its natural state. The bridge is due for completion in Fall 2021.

The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 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 872-240-3311 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.

Read more about the project here: ‘Jug-Handle’ Bridge Work An Intricate Dance

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  • MMike

    This is the proverbial ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ because the outer banks are slowly going under the ocean. It would be a whole lot cheaper to replenish the beach in that area than to build an albatross that will sooner or later be a marvel of stupidity. Well, the builders will make a bundle from the State Bonds and Taxes to pay for it.. or better yet, make route 12 a TOLL ROAD!

    Tuesday, Feb 25 @ 10:24 am
  • Steve

    MMike, it would help if you knew what you were talking about, obviously not aware of what is going on here or why that bridge is being built. You cannot nourish an inlet/outlet, that is the actual function of the Chicamacomico inlet, nourishment and balance.

    Friday, Mar 6 @ 6:52 am