SELC Sues to Stop Mid Currituck Bridge

In a move that is probably a surprise to no one who is following the events, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is suing NCDOT to stop construction of the $500 Mid Currituck Bridge. The SELC has been opposed to the bridge since it was first formally proposed in the late 1990s. The span will … Continue reading SELC Sues to Stop Mid Currituck Bridge

Record of Decision Moves Mid Currituck Bridge Project Forward

Maybe, just maybe the Mid Currituck Bridge will be built. On Friday the Federal Highway Administration approved the project’s Record of Decision. With the federal government’s approval in hand, the long-awaited bridge connecting the Currituck Banks with the mainland has just gotten a huge boost. Record of Decision & What It Means A Record of … Continue reading Record of Decision Moves Mid Currituck Bridge Project Forward

New Oregon Inlet Bridge Opens-Bonner Bridge Officially Closed

Suddenly the new Oregon Inlet bridge is open. No announcement, no huge fanfare, just a quick notice press release from NCDOT with a headline reading: “New Bridge Over Oregon Inlet Opens to Traffic” on Monday. Honestly, it doesn’t matter. Sure there is an official ribbon cutting scheduled for April 2, but that will probably be … Continue reading New Oregon Inlet Bridge Opens-Bonner Bridge Officially Closed

Walkers, Bikers Cross Bonner Bridge Replacement

Cold, windy and spectacular. There is no other way to describe what it was like to walk across Oregon Inlet on the replacement span for the Bonner Bridge. NCDOT has not opened the new bridge yet to traffic. They have indicated that is coming later this month, but on Saturday they opened the bridge to … Continue reading Walkers, Bikers Cross Bonner Bridge Replacement

Kitty Hawk Begins Building Moor Shore Road Living Shore Line

After almost two years of getting the permits and making sure funding was in place, at long last a living shoreline project is moving forward along Moor Shore Road in Kitty Hawk. Moor Shore Road is sort of a forgotten street, a short strip of pavement that off Kitty Hawk Road that runs past some … Continue reading Kitty Hawk Begins Building Moor Shore Road Living Shore Line

New Bonner Bridge Opening Delayed by Weather

Fall Storms Create Construction Delays The ribbon cutting for the new Bonner Bridge that spans Oregon Inlet has been moved back to sometime in January or February next year. NCDOT had hoped to get the replacement span for the aging bridge opened by the end of this year, but a series of storm event have … Continue reading New Bonner Bridge Opening Delayed by Weather

Goodbye to Hurricane Florence, Outer Banks Welcomes Our Visitors

All Travel Restriction Lifted for Outer Banks Hurricane Florence stayed well to the south of the Outer Banks and as of Sunday, all evacuation notices and travel restrictions pertaining to northern Dare and Currituck Counties have been lifted. NCDOT is working feverishly to clear the road at the S Curves just north of Rodanthe and … Continue reading Goodbye to Hurricane Florence, Outer Banks Welcomes Our Visitors

Last Girder Placed in Bonner Bridge Replacement Span

NCDOT Predicts a December Opening Fifteen years after its expected lifespan, the Bonner Bridge is finally about to be replaced. They placed final connecting girder on the replacement project last week and if all goes a hoped, NCDOT is planning on a December ribbon cutting for the new bridge. The original Bonner Bridge connecting the … Continue reading Last Girder Placed in Bonner Bridge Replacement Span

Reports Indicate Mid Currituck Bridge Project Moving Forward

40 Years Since Project Was First Discussed If recent reports are accurate, the Mid Currituck Bridge may be back on track. The long-planned but always delayed project is seen as the best alternative to reduce weekend traffic woes during the Outer Banks summer season. The project was first envisioned in 1978, but NCDOT planning for … Continue reading Reports Indicate Mid Currituck Bridge Project Moving Forward

The OBX Great Dogwood Trail Traffic Experiment

This was the weekend of the great South Dogwood Trail experiment in Southern Shores…the weekend when, working with NCDOTand the town of Kitty Hawk, a left hand turn onto South Dogwood Trail off US 158 was prohibited. Was it successful? That’s hard to say, and there probably will not be anything approaching an answer for … Continue reading The OBX Great Dogwood Trail Traffic Experiment