NCDOT to hold update session on Rodanthe Jug Handle Bridge next week

The new bridge will enter Rodanthe north of the harbor. [photo courtesy Island Free Press]

State transportation officials will hold another informational meeting on the Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project, which is under construction on the Outer Banks.

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 to avoid the S-Turns and Mirlo Beach area that suffers from constant erosion and overwash.

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 Thursday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. 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 https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/397743229 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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