Right of Way Acquisition Begins
The N.C. Board of Transportation authorized right of way acquisition for the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge (Alligator River Bridge) replacement at its April 2023 meeting and the acquisition phase began in early May 2023. This process and final design are anticipated to be completed by early 2024.
N.C. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Celebrate Grant for Bridge Project
On March 9, FHWA Shailen Bhatt joined Gov. Roy Cooper and then NCDOT Secretary Eric Boyette for an event to celebrate the $110 million mega grant at an event that will help build the replacement for the Alligator River Bridge. It was one of only nine projects selected nationwide. NCDOT will now undertake right-of-way and final design work, with an aim to put the project out to bid in 2024.
NCDOT Receives Federal Grant from FHWA
In January 2023, the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge replacement project, also known as the Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 between Tyrrell and Dare Counties received a $110 million federal Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant from the Federal Highway Administration.
This grant not only funds the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge replacement; it provides for broadband installation infrastructure between Interstate 95 in Rocky Mount and N.C. 12 in Nags Head, an area historically underserved by internet access.
The existing Lindsay C. Warren Bridge would remain open during construction but would be removed once the new bridge is open to traffic. Construction of the new bridge would also avoid the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.
The proposed replacement bridge would include:
- Modern two-lane, fixed-span bridge
- 65-foot vertical navigable channel clearance
- Two, 12-foot travel lanes with 8-foot breakdown lanes
- Located less than 1,500 feet north of the existing bridge