The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to replace the Earl C. Davis Memorial Bridge (Bridge No. 73) and Bridge No. 96 – both of which connect the town of Straits on the mainland to Harkers Island. Both bridges touch down on a center island.
The bridges are each more than 50 years old and are due for replacement. Doing so would not only improve their structural capacity but also provide better access to and from the island in emergencies and during hurricane evacuations.
This project is listed as Project B-4863 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $68 million.
|Project Development & Design||$1,720,000|
*Estimated costs subject to change