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This Week at NCDOT: Bridge Opening and School Supply Drive



RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.

Rodanthe Bridge Opens to Traffic

There’s a new, much-anticipated bridge on the Outer Banks this week. The brand new Rodanthe ‘Jug Handle’ Bridge opened July 28.
The 2.4-mile bridge takes motorists out over Pamlico Sound, connecting the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to the Village of Rodanthe. The bridge is a long-term transportation solution for parts of N.C. Highway 12 vulnerable to flooding.  

The bridge is the third to be built on N.C. 12 in the last five years, following the Captain Richard Etheridge Bridge over New Inlet in 2017, and the Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet in 2019.

Governor's School Supply Drive

During the month of August, you can donate to the Governor’s School Supply Drive to help North Carolina public school students and teachers.

The annual event assists teachers, who on average spend $500 of their own money on supplies for their classrooms. 

Requested supplies, include:

  • Paper

  • Pens and pencils;

  • Crayons and markers;

  • Dry erase markers;

  • USB flash drives;

  • Spiral notebooks; and

  • Sanitizing wipes and tissues.

Donations are accepted at State Employees Credit Unions statewide.

At the end of the drive, volunteers with Communities in Schools of North Carolina and VolunteerNC and Governor Cooper’s cabinet members will help distribute supplies to classrooms across the state. 

NCDOT is participating, and we hope if you’re able to, you will donate too.


8/5/2022 11:42 AM