NOTE: Based on the results of NCDOT's funding formula, this project was not funded in the 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Plan. 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.
The proposed improvements to U.S. 64 is not funded in the 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Plan. The project could be restarted in the future if funding becomes available.
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.
|Draft Environmental Impact Statement approved
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
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Resources for Local Property Owners
In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.