Online meeting on Rodanthe Jug Handle Bridge construction Thursday evening

[photo courtesy NCDOT]

State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual project update meeting June 3 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project.

The bridge, which is currently under construction on the Outer Banks, is a long-term transportation solution for N.C. 12. The N.C. Department of Transportation is raising the highway onto a 2.4-mile bridge that extends over Pamlico Sound between the southern end of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Rodanthe.

The bridge is due for completion in late 2021 or early 2022.

The virtual meeting will be at 6 p.m. June 3. During the meeting, NCDOT officials and project engineers will provide an update on the project’s progress and answer questions.

To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, go

People may listen to the audio portion of the meeting by calling 1-872-240-3212. When prompted, use the access code 651-543-237.

Comments can be submitted during the meeting by calling 1-984-205-6615, entering project code 8679 and leaving a message. Participants may also submit comments by chat box during the meeting.

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