NCDOT Announces Public Meetings To Discuss NC 12 Long Term Fix

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The Northe Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a series of public meetings next month to discuss long term solutions for NC 12 at the Pea Island breach in Dare County.

The highway on the outer banks was breached in 2011 by hurricane Irene and now a temporary bridge spans the gap.

The D.O.T. has recently released its preferred plan to place a permanent bridge where the temporary one currently stands.

NCDOT will host three informal public meetings to discuss the project March 11, 12, and 13 i Manteo, Rodanthe, and Ocracoke. The meeting locations and times are listed below. Citizens can drop in at any time during the scheduled meetings to look at maps and ask NCDOT staff questions about the project and share thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Written comments are encouraged and will be accepted through March 28. For those who cannot attend in person, NCDOT will field questions and comments via the N.C. 12 Facebook page ( and N.C. 12 Twitter account ( during the hours of the Manteo and Rodanthe meetings.

Monday, March 11, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Dare County Administration Building, Room 168

954 Marshall Collins Drive, Manteo

Tuesday, March 12, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center

23186 Myrna Peters Road, Rodanthe

Wednesday, March 13, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Ocracoke Community Center

1009 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke

The Environmental Assessment and project maps are available for public review online at, as well as at the following locations:

Dare County Planning and Inspections Satellite Office 49815 N.C. 12, Buxton

NCDOT Resident Engineer's Office 349 Waterplant Road, Unit B, Manteo

Dare County Library 700 U.S. 64/264, Manteo

Dare County Library 57709 N.C. 12, Hatteras

Dare County Library 400 Mustian St., Kill Devil Hills

Fessenden Recreation Center 46830 N.C. 12, Buxton

Ocracoke School and Community Library 225 Back Road, Ocracoke

For additional information, citizens can call the project's toll-free number at 1-866-803-0529 or contact Drew Joyner, P.E., NCDOT-Human Environment Section at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, by phone at (919) 707-6077 or by email at