RALEIGH The N.C. Department of Transportation is temporarily suspending work on the Pea Island bridge construction on N.C.12 in Dare County. The decision was made jointly with the Federal Highway Administration to allow NCDOT and FHWA to continue to review the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' recent ruling regarding the Bonner Bridge Replacement Project.
Traffic on N.C. 12 will continue to use the current onsite detour while traveling through the project site. No disruptions to traffic are expected.
In its ruling on Aug. 6, the court asked District Court Judge Louise Flanagan to review her decision that FWHA's Section 4(f) evaluation was completed properly. Section 4(f) is a federal law that governs the evaluation of transportation projects in a wildlife refuge.