A Superior Court judge recently allowed two environmental groups to challenge the key state permit for the new bridge across Oregon Inlet on the Outer Banks.
Coastal Advocate Ladd Bayliss takes readers on a tour of the tenuous N.C. 12 from Nags Head to Rodanthe.
A project to widen the beach to protect beleaguered and battered N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island will not start for months, despite the public perception that it would be completed before hurricane season.
The state DOT says it’s ready to start construction on a new bridges across Oregon Inlet and on Pea Island on the Outer Banks but is awaiting the outcome of two legal challenges.
Gov. Pat McCrory visited the Outer Banks and battered N.C. 12, which was closed again because of high seas. McCrory told residents at a meeting in Manteo that the state will be “pragmatic” in finding a solution to the road’s woes.
No high-speed ferry exists today that could safely carry millions of vehicles a year across the heavily shoaled Oregon Inlet and Pamlico Sound, according to a new transportation report.
The chairman of the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission yesterday denied a challenge of the permit that would allow the state to begin building a replacement for the aging Herbert C. Bonner Bridge across Oregon Inlet in Dare County.
Even as a federal lawsuit challenging a proposed replacement for the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Dare County is churning its way through a federal court, another legal action has suspended the state permit allowing construction of the bridge to begin.
The N.C. Division of Coastal Management yesterday issued a Coastal Area Management Act major permit to the state Department of Transportation to build a replacement for the 50-year-old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Dare County.
The first number is what the state paid in 2006 for land near Southport for the now-dead international container port. That second number? That’s the land’s tax value today.
The new North Carolina Maritime Strategy report calls for billions of dollars in transportation improvements and construction at the state’s ports, in order to compete in the import/export business.
Driving to the outpost of Carova on the northern Outer Banks can get tricky since the paved road stops in Corolla 11 miles away, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of tourists from making the trip each year. Some wonder how bad traffic will get if a new bridge is built across Currituck Sound.
The residents of East Lake told N.C. DOT this week what they thought about a proposed widening of U.S. 64 in Dare County that would force them from their homes and their ancestors from their graves.
The draft environmental impact statement for the proposed widening of U.S. 64 in Tyrrell and Dare counties contains 19 alternatives and describes numerous conflicts and tradeoffs.
As the residents of East Lake see it, the last leg of the proposed U.S 64 widening project is threatening to all but wipe their little community off the map, and they say there’s not even a good reason for it.