Agencies Agree On Bridges For NC 12 Beaches

State and federal officials agree that bridges are the best long-term solutions for breaches in N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island that were created by Hurricane Irene.

The state Transportation Department said Thursday that various agencies agreed a bridge should be built where N.C. 12 now stands at a breach at Pea Island.

For a breach at Rodanthe, the agencies agreed that DOT should either build a bridge within the easement or build one that extends into the Pamlico Sound.

In both cases, the agencies rejected beach nourishment as a long-term solution.

DOT also will consider an option suggested by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that involves a bridge that starts north of the Pea Island breach and rises above the Pamlico Sound to Rodanthe.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by BEACH Location: washingotn on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:25 AM
    a "breach" is where the the ocean washed over the "beach" and now there is an inlet. in other words, the reason they need bridges...
  • by TOM Location: E NC on Dec 16, 2011 at 07:30 AM
    BRIDGES, BRIDGES, AND MORE BRIDGES. BEFORE YOU KNOW YOU WILL BE LOOKING AT A SERIES OF SMALL BRIDGES OVER THE SURF OR OCEAN IN THE FUTURE . THE COST KEEPS GROWING . ADD INTO THE COST OF BUILDING THE COST OF MAINTAINING THESE BRIDGES OVER THE OCEAN . GO AHEAD AND BUILD THE LONG 17 MILE BRIDGE OVER THE SOUND AND SAVE OVER THE FUTURE COST OF ALL THE SHORT BRIDGES AND MAINTANCE
  • by Ok Location: Greenville on Dec 16, 2011 at 06:42 AM
    What are 12 Breaches? How about 12 Beaches.
  • by Robin Location: Barberton on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:40 AM
    If it is your house or your livlihood, perhaps you would not be so quick with your reply. Just for the record, a ferry is more expensive and cannot deliver enough people to return the tax dollars that the road does.
    • reply
      by 250 on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:36 PM in reply to Robin
      Hellllloooo ooo ooo ooo ooo oooo It is call the outter banks. A group of "Barrier Islands".. This area is NOT known as the Isthmus of the Cape Fear. OR Cape Fear Penninsula. Never should have been a road out there in the beginning! I thought NC was techniclly part of the Bible Belt yet our politicians can not follow the simple biblical principle of building of shifting sand. Hmmm That is dangerous because now our leaders once again show they feel they are wiser than our Lord and Saviour.
  • by Beats Me on Dec 15, 2011 at 09:15 PM
    I still can't understand that when other areas are flooded, the government makes folks move. When the outerbanks get slammed every few years or so, they rebuild all the roads yet again. Maybe the best long term plan would be to get a ferry or better yet, DEFUND the program!! We wonder why our government is broke?
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:24 PM in reply to Beats Me
      Do you realize that the estimated summer population of Dare County exceeds 220,000 each day, and how much money this brings to our state in tax revenue? Not to mention how many jobs this creates. I agree we are in serious economic trouble, but let this go and we will see how much worse it can become.
      • reply
        by Facts on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:37 AM in reply to
        @Anonymous....Please do not tout all the jobs Dare County creates during the summer months because Dare County provides those jobs to foreign workers from Russia and the Ukraine. Dare County does not hire locals from the surrounding counties. So the JOBS CREATED by DARE COUNTY do not help AMERICANS !!!
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 135703813 - witn.com/a?a=135703813
Gray Television, Inc.