Virtual meeting today on ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge project

By on June 4, 2020


State transportation officials are inviting people to a virtual information meeting on June 4 about the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project. The meeting will be held 6-8 p.m.

The Rodanthe Bridge, which is under construction on the Outer Banks, is a long-term transportation solution for 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. The construction work that’s planned during the next month can be found on the NCDOT website.

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

To protect people during the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually. During the meeting, NCDOT officials and project engineers will provide an update on the project’s progress and answer questions.

People can participate or listen to the meeting by phone or online. To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go to:

People may listen to just the audio portion of the meeting by calling 1-786-535-3211. When prompted, use the access code 477-482-485.

Comments may be submitted during the meeting by calling 1-855-925-2801, entering project code 8679 and leaving a message. Participants can also submit comments by chat box during the meeting.

Participants can also submit comments before, during or after the meeting by sending feedback to


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