According to an article in today’s Outer Banks Voice, the Mid-Currituck Bridge is one step closer to reality.
“The final environmental impact statement has been released on a proposed toll bridge over the Currituck Sound that would stretch between the mainland and Corolla.
The N.C. Turnpike Authority plans for construction on the bridge to start before the end of 2012, with the span opening to traffic by 2017.”
NCDOT states that the Mid-Currituck Bridge will:
- Substantially improve traffic flow on NC 12 and US 158;
- Substantially reduce travel time for persons traveling between the Currituck County mainland and the Currituck County Outer Banks; and
- Substantially reduce hurricane clearance time for residents and visitors who use US 158 and NC 168 during a coastal evacuation.
For more information and history on the Mid-Currituck Bridge, visit www.ncdot.gov/projects/midcurrituckbridge.