Rodanthe Bridge project update set for Thursday

Published 5:37 am Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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State transportation officials are inviting local residents and other interested parties to a virtual project update meeting Dec. 2 on the ongoing Rodanthe “Jug Handle” Bridge project.

The bridge, which is currently under construction and nearing completion on the Outer Banks, is a long-term transportation solution for parts of NC 12 vulnerable to flooding. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is raising the highway onto a 2.4-mile bridge that extends over Pamlico Sound between the southern end of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and Rodanthe.

The bridge is due for completion in early 2022.

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The virtual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. During the meeting, NCDOT officials and project engineers will provide an update on the project’s progress and answer questions.

To join the meeting from a computer, tablet or smartphone, go to

People may listen to the audio portion of the meeting by calling 1-646-749-3122. When prompted, use the access code 344-589-997.

Comments can be submitted during the meeting by calling 1-984-205-6615, entering project code 8679 and leaving a message. Participants may also submit comments by chat box during the meeting.

Comments may also be submitted before, during or after the meeting by sending feedback to