• 43°

NCDOT: Water sports enthusiasts urged to steer clear of Rodanthe Bridge project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation issued a press release Friday morning, July 17 to remind water sports enthusiasts on the Pamlico Sound to stay at least “a football field away” from the Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge as work accelerates on the $145 million project.

The area around the bridge is considered an active construction zone and safety is cited as the main concern.

“There are cranes moving and swinging heavy loads, and bridge workers on boats and under bridge lifts all around the project,” said Pablo Hernandez, project engineer. “It’s just not a safe place for jet skis, kayaks and kiteboards right now. We’d like them to stay at least 300 feet away from the bridge, which is easy to visualize since it’s the length of a football field.”

The project is expected to be complete in the fall of 2021 and will take NC 12 over the Pamlico Sound to bypass a section of the highway susceptible to flooding.

READ ABOUT MORE NEWS AND EVENTS HERE.

RECENT HEADLINES:

NOAA’S Monitor National Marine Sanctuary seeks applicant for education seat on advisory council

Manteo: Where everybody knows his name

Hyde

Food box distribution Thursday for Hyde County

Lifestyles

WinterLights: Holiday displays bring a decade of cheer

Lifestyles

Free health screenings for those in fishing industry

News

State and local COVID-19 case count update; additional COVID-related death reported in Dare

News

2017 ban on local LGBT ordinances ends in North Carolina

News

Additional COVID-19 death reported in Bertie County

Crime

Deputies: Woman shot man, robbed store in North Carolina crime spree

News

Criminal record, sentence changes among new North Carolina laws

Currituck

Currituck 4-H program helps with weekend meals for students in need

News

First female Senate majority leader elected in North Carolina

Lifestyles

No turning back: How living in a van has led John Demer to extraordinary places and people

Lifestyles

Giving back to the sounds by recycling for reefs

Hyde

Christmas concerts with David Roach set in Columbia, Swan Quarter and Plymouth

Crime

Man gets prison time for false bomb threats made to schools

News

Gaddy Endowment Fund donates $100k to Manteo Middle School

News

Man dies after 50-foot fall in North Carolina state park

News

15-year-old boy dead, brother injured in North Carolina campground fire

Hyde

Portion of NC 12 on Ocracoke Island closed, standing water on NC 12 on Hatteras Island reported

Lifestyles

Checks presented to non-profits at Dare BOC meet

Lifestyles

Blood drive set for Tuesday and Wednesday in Kitty Hawk

News

Weekly North Carolina gas price update

Crime

Currituck man charged in Camden County and Elizabeth City armed robberies

News

Man shot by police after traffic stop in North Carolina

Crime

Police: Man charged with attempted murder in North Carolina machete attack