Project Map
U.S. 64 Project Map
Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Dare,Tyrrell
  • Type of Project: Roadway Widening, Bridge Replacement
  • STIP Number: R-2544, R-2545
  • Estimated Cost: $356 million to $399 million (Project is currently unfunded)
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NOTE: Based on the results of NCDOT's funding formula, this project was not funded in the current State Transportation Improvement Program. If the project is funded at a later date, updates will be posted to this page.

Project Overview and Purpose

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.

Project Highlights

Project Unfunded

The proposed improvements to U.S. 64 is not funded in the current State Transportation Improvement Program. The project could be restarted in the future if funding becomes available.

Preferred Alternative

NCDOT has identified a recommended design option – referred as a Preferred Alternative – that would involve widening U.S. 64 in Tyrell County to four lanes with a 46-foot median.

In Dare County, work would involve – widening the road to four lanes with a 23-foot median and building a bridge across the Alligator River that would avoid the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge and connect U.S. 64 to the Southern Bypass.

Project Timeline

Milestone Dates*
Draft Environmental Impact Statement approved January 2012

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Documents

Public Hearing Maps


Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Other Environmental Reports

Miscellaneous Documents

Contact Information

Nicole Bennett
Consultant Project Manager
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Project Hotline:
(800) 263-2434

Email updates / General Questions:
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
434 Fayetteville St., Suite 1500
Raleigh, NC 27601

Resources for Local Property Owners

Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.