NOTE: Based on the results of NCDOT's funding formula, this project was not funded in the current Sate Transportation Improvement Plan. If the project is funded at a later date, updates will be posted to this page.
The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes widening a 27.3-mile segment of U.S. 64 from Columbia in Tyrrell County to U.S. 264 near Manns Harbor in Dare County, and to replace the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge across the Alligator River in Dare County, which is nearing the end of its service life.
The Lindsay C. Warren Bridge has been deemed structurally deficient, meaning the bridge is still safe to use but has a posted weight limit for vehicles.
As a primary evacuation route for the Outer Banks and northeastern North Carolina, work on this stretch of U.S. 64 would help improve emergency evacuation times.