Friday, March 1, 2024

NCDOT seeking public input on WB bridge replacements

While the South Banks Channel Bridge in Wrightsville Beach is currently under repair, it is slated for full replacement by NCDOT in the next decade. (Port City Daily/Amy Passaretti Willis)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The North Caroline Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting next week regarding the replacement of three bridges in Wrightsville Beach.

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The meeting, which will allow the public to speak one-on-one with project engineers, will be held 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church, 601 Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach. 

The public will learn more about the proposed project to replace the bridge on U.S. 76 (Causeway Drive) and the bridges on U.S. 74 (West Salisbury Street) in New Hanover County. The purpose of the project is to replace aging structures to improve connectivity and provide a long-term, safe, and efficient multi-modal crossings of Lees Cut and Banks Channel.

Project details and maps can be found at this NCDOT project webpage.

People may also submit comments by Oct. 10 by phone at 984-205-6615 project code 4055, email, or mail at Krista Kimmel, PE, 5501 Barbados Blvd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429.

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