Construction plans for Bonner Bridge replacement move forward

Posted at 2:30 PM, Aug 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-18 14:30:08-04

Outer Banks, NC – The final roadblocks preventing the construction of a new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 over the Oregon Inlet in Dare County were cleared Friday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced Tuesday.

All of the terms of a settlement agreement reached in June have been completed and all remaining lawsuits from environmental groups represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center have been dropped.

NCDOT and the contractor expect to complete final design and preconstruction work in time for work to begin on building the new bridge in the Spring of 2016.

In addition to the new Bonner Bridge, NCDOT will also be constructing a new interim bridge over the breached inlet on Pea Island and construct a 2.5 mile long Pamlico Sound bridge from the southern end of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge into Rodanthe.


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