The public is invited to join state transportation officials in Hatteras village this Thursday to learn more about the replacement of a small bridge on Hatteras Island in Dare County.
The N.C. Department of Transportation will host a meeting at the Hatteras Community Building at 57689 N.C. Highway 12 about plans to replace bridge No. 8 on N.C. Highway 12 over a small inlet in the Hatteras village, (locally known as Slash Creek Bridge).
NCDOT will host an informal open house so people can drop in when it’s convenient from 5-7 p.m.
The 86-foot-long bridge being replaced was built in 1956 and is still safe for traffic but is considered structurally deficient. The new bridge will be about 10 feet longer than the old bridge, and will be safer for pedestrians and drivers as it will have wider lanes and shoulders, and 5-foot sidewalks on either side. The cost to replace the bridge is estimated at $1.4 million.
Construction is scheduled to start by the summer of 2023.
People can submit written comments at the meeting or by mail by midnight Nov. 24.
For more information, please contact Kristy Alford, the project engineer with NCDOT’s Structures Management Unit, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-707-6531.