State transportation officials will host a public open house in Hatteras this Thursday to present more information about the replacement of a bridge in Hatteras village.
The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to replace bridge No. 8, which carries N.C. 12 over The Slash in Hatteras village, adjacent to the Hatteras Medical Center.
The 86-foot-long bridge being replaced was built in 1956 and is still safe for traffic but is considered structurally deficient.
The new bridge will be about 10 feet longer than the old bridge, and will be safer for pedestrians and drivers as it will have wider lanes and shoulders, and 5-foot sidewalks on either side.
The cost to replace the bridge is estimated at $1.4 million, with construction is scheduled to start by the summer of 2023.
N.C. 12 traffic will likely be diverted on to Eagle Pass Road, just as it was when the other bridge in Hatteras village that runs over a small creek between The Slash and Pamlico Sound was replaced in 2004.
NCDOT personnel will be available at the Hatteras Community Building, 57689 N.C. 12, during an informal open house so people can drop-in when it’s convenient from 5 to 7 p.m.
People can submit written comments at the meeting or by mail by midnight Nov. 24.
For more information, please contact Kristy Alford, the project engineer with NCDOT’s Structures Management Unit, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-707-6531.