Great News! Your drive to Happy Daze might be about 50 miles shorter in a few short years! The much needed Mid-Currituck Bridge will not only alleviate traffic congestion, but will shorten island evacuation times, and aid in transporting patients to higher level of care faster in emergency medical situations.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – Daily Advance.com
“CURRITUCK — After being talked about for decades, the long-delayed Mid-Currituck Bridge is moving closer to a projected starting date for construction.
Currituck County Manager Dan Scanlon advised Currituck commissioners recently that the N.C. Department of Transportation plans to have a record of decision on the bridge project in October. Under DOT’s current timetable, Scanlon said, construction of the bridge would start in July 2020 and be complete sometime in 2024.
A bridge spanning Currituck Sound and linking the Currituck mainland with Corolla on the county’s Outer Banks has been discussed and planned for years. State and local officials have long sought the bridge, last estimated to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, as a way to help ease traffic congestion on Caratoke Highway in Lower Currituck in the summertime.
Scanlon said he was pleased with the latest information from NCDOT, because it means Currituck officials are getting close to actually seeing the project move forward.”