Rodanthe bridge opening delayed again; pavement markings don’t meet NCDOT standards

Rodanthe bridge opening delayed again; pavement markings don’t meet NCDOT standards

June 8th, 2022

The anticipated opening of the Rodanthe ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge is being delayed again, after pavement markings installed earlier this week do not meet N.C. Department of Transportation specifications for quality or reflectivity.

Flatiron, the prime contractor, after consultation with NCDOT, has elected to seek a new subcontractor to replace the substandard markings and re-stripe the bridge and the intersections.

Once a new subcontractor is in place, a better timeline on a traffic shift to the new bridge can be established.

Pavement markings are the final step in completion of the 2.4-mile bridge over Pamlico Sound, which will bypass a section of N.C. 12 that is highly vulnerable to ocean overwash.

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