Contract awarded for interim Pea Island Bridge, Connector Road now open in Mooresville, and tickets are available for the Santa Train
The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. Several of the below stories are also featured in our weekly newscast, N.C. Transportation Now, which can be viewed by clicking here
Construction will begin soon on the new interim bridge along N.C. 12 at Pea Island in Dare County.
NCDOT this week awarded a $14.3 million contract to T.A. Loving Co. of Goldsboro for the construction of a new concrete bridge that will replace the existing metal temporary bridge constructed in 2011 at New Inlet following Hurricane Irene. Work can begin as early as Nov. 30, with traffic on the new bridge by April 12, 2017.
Connector Road in Mooresville opened on Friday, Oct. 30, creating a crucial link between Mazeppa and Cornelius roads that is designed to improve mobility and connectivity in the area.
The new two-lane road stretches between U.S. 21 and N.C. 115. Local and state officials marked the opening of Connector Road with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Families can ring in the holiday season this year with an early visit from Santa Claus. North Carolina's Amtrak will offer its popular Santa Train on Dec. 5 with routes in Charlotte and Raleigh.
It's a fun journey for the whole family, featuring Mrs. Claus, carolers, refreshments and the big man himself. The Raleigh route will take passengers to Greensboro and back. The Charlotte route will take passengers to High Point and back.
For more information on N.C. Transportation Now, contact the N.C. Transportation Communications Office at (919) 707-2660. Additional news stories from throughout the week can be found on N.C. Transportation's online newsroom