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Projects Under Construction

About Projects Under Construction
The projects in this section have been awarded contracts and are currently under construction. These projects are considered to be active work zones.

Bonner Bridge Replacement
Bonner Bridge Replacement STIP Number:B-2500
The Bonner Bridge Replacement Project will replace the existing bridge over Oregon Inlet in Dare County and provide for the long-term retention of N.C. 12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe.
Greenville Southwest Bypass
Greenville Southwest Bypass STIP Number:R-2250
Work to build a four-lane 12.4-mile freeway that will begin approximately 2 miles south of Ayden on N.C. 11, wrap around the west side of Ayden and Winterville and end at the U.S. 264 Bypass west of Greenville.
N.C. 12 Pea Island Interim Bridge
N.C. 12 Pea Island Interim Bridge STIP Number:B-2500A
The interim Pea Island Bridge will replace a temporary metal bridge that was constructed on N.C. 12 to restore traffic following a breach caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
North Carolina Bridge Information
North Carolina Bridge Information STIP Number:None
The N.C. Department of Transportation currently maintains 12,712 bridges across North Carolina, ranking our state as 13th in the nation for the highest number of state-maintained bridges.
Topsail Island Bridge Replacement
Topsail Island Bridge Replacement STIP Number:B-4929
Work involves building a bridge to replace the existing swing bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on N.C. 50/210 in Surf City.
U.S. 70 and Gallants Channel Bridge Improvements
U.S. 70 and Gallants Channel Bridge Improvements STIP Number:R-3307
Work involves replacing the existing bascule bridge on U.S. 70 over Gallants Channel, widening the highway to four lanes and building a bridge on Turner Street.

Projects In Development

About Projects In Development
Planning and/or design is underway for these projects. They are generally less than 10 years from right-of-way acquisition or construction. Planning includes examining multiple alternatives and analyzing environmental effects.

Not every project in development will receive funding for right of way or construction. However, planning studies indicate NCDOT is seriously considering implementing the project.

15th Street Improvements
15th Street Improvements STIP Number:U-5860
Proposed work involves installing a median and left-turn lanes on a 1.8-mile stretch of 15th Street – from U.S. 17 Business (Carolina Avenue) to U.S. 264 – in Washington.
Balfour Parkway
Balfour Parkway STIP Number:R-5744
A proposed 4.6-mile four-lane roadway that would provide a direct connection from N.C. 191 (Haywood Road) to U.S. 64, north of Hendersonville, and improve east-west travel in Henderson County.
Cape Fear Crossing
Cape Fear Crossing STIP Number:U-4738
Roadway improvements from U.S. 17 Bypass to U.S. 421, including a bridge over the Cape Fear River, in Brunswick and New Hanover counties.
Carolina Bays Parkway Extension
Carolina Bays Parkway Extension STIP Number:R-3436
The Carolina Bays Parkway Extension project involves developing of a new multi-lane limited-access highway that would extend the Carolina Bays Parkway (S.C. 31) from S.C. 9 in Horry County, S.C., across the North Carolina state line to U.S. 17 in Brunswick County.
Evans Street/Old Tar Road Widening
Evans Street/Old Tar Road Widening STIP Number:U-2817
Proposed work would involve widening Evans Street and Old Tar Road in Pitt County and installing a median on the 4-mile stretch of roadway.
Fire Tower Road Extension
Fire Tower Road Extension STIP Number:U-5006
The North Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to extend Fire Tower Road (S.R. 1708) from the proposed Greenville Southwest Bypass to Memorial Drive (N.C. 11/903) in Pitt County, NC near the City of Greenville and the Town of Winterville.
Harkers Island Bridge Replacements
Harkers Island Bridge Replacements STIP Number:B-4863
Proposed work involves replacing the existing bridges over The Straits on N.C. 1332/1335 that connect Harkers Island to the mainland.
Mid-Currituck Bridge Project
Mid-Currituck Bridge Project STIP Number:R-2576
The North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) proposes to build a toll bridge across Currituck Sound that would connect the mainland with the Outer Banks in Currituck County.
N.C. 12 Rodanthe Bridge
N.C. 12 Rodanthe Bridge STIP Number:B-2500B
Work involves building a 2.4-mile bridge that extends from the southern end of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge over the Pamlico Sound into Rodanthe to replace a stretch of N.C. 12 that is susceptible to breaches.
NC 12 Improvements South of Rodanthe
NC 12 Improvements South of Rodanthe STIP Number:R-4070 B; R-3116 A, B
NCDOT is working on proposed improvements to several sections of N.C. 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands in the Outer Banks.
U.S. 17 Business Improvements
U.S. 17 Business Improvements STIP Number:R-4467
Work involves replacing the Perquimans River Bridge and making improvements to a 0.4 mile stretch of road between the towns of Hertford and Winfall in Perquimans County.
U.S. 17 Hampstead Bypass and Military Cutoff Road Extension
U.S. 17 Hampstead Bypass and Military Cutoff Road Extension STIP Number:U-4751, R-3300
Proposed work would include extending Military Cutoff Road from Market Street to the U.S. 17 Wilmington Bypass in New Hanover County and building a bypass around Hampstead in Pender County.
U.S. 64 Improvements
U.S. 64 Improvements STIP Number:R-2544, R-2545
Proposed work involves replacing the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge across Alligator River in Dare County and widening of a 27.3-mile segment of U.S. 64 in Tyrrell County to U.S. 264 in Dare County.

Long-Range Studies

About Long-Range Studies
These are advanced planning studies that guide NCDOT's decision-making process and future improvements along a corridor or section of roadway. Projects resulting from these studies are generally at least 10 years or more from construction.

Long-range studies can help NCDOT determine which projects should be funded in the future. Even if a project has been the subject of a long-range study, planning studies must still be done before the project can be implemented.

Southeast High-Speed Rail
Southeast High-Speed Rail STIP Number:None
In 1992, the U.S. Department of Transportation designated five national high-speed rail corridors across the country. The original Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor - extending from Washington, D.C. through Richmond and Raleigh to Charlotte.
U.S. 70 Corridor Improvements
U.S. 70 Corridor Improvements STIP Number:None
Work is underway on several projects to improve passenger and freight movement along the U.S. 70 Corridor from Raleigh to Morehead City.
US 17 Corridor Study Report
US 17 Corridor Study Report STIP Number:None
Local and regional interest in protecting the integrity and maintaining the mobility of US 17 (Ocean Highway) in conjunction with ever increasing residential and commercial development in Brunswick County dictated the necessity of undertaking a detailed corridor study. Please note that this is a PDF file.