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R-5727 - Bridges Street Extension

R-5727 - Bridges Street Extension

​Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Bridges Street Extension project is included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as project R-5727.  It is also shown in the Carteret County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP).   

The Bridges Street Extension project will extend the current Bridges Street Extension (S.R. 1738) approximately three miles to provide a local connection. The project includes widening the roadway along Business Drive to Old Airport Road, then travel westward on new location to connect to U.S. 70 in the vicinity of McCabe Road.  

The project is anticipated to relieve congestion on U.S. 70 and improve mobility throughout the area. Additionally, the project would provide better access to the Business Park on Business Drive.

 

Project Study Area Map:  

            


PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

The project is expected to:

  • Reduce congestion along U.S. 70
  • Provide better mobility in the area
  • Provide direct access to the Business Park
  • Improve the existing roadway to a multi-lane, median-divided facility 

PROJECT STATUS

NCDOT is in the project development phase, which includes the evaluation of:     

  • traffic
  • cultural resources
  • congestion
  • natural resources 
  • human environment 
  • community resources
  • roadway options, and
  • other issues in the project study area

Since the public meeting in July 2018, the Old Murdoch Road (without walls alternative), Option 1 (the northern connector to Business Drive) and the Gladys Teasley Lane alternative, have been eliminated from further study. 

At this time, no decision has been made on the “preferred alternative” and connection to U.S. 70.

Based on public feedback and coordination with resource agencies and local jurisdictions, NCDOT is performing additional field investigations, considering the potential environmental (natural and human) impacts, and refining designs. Two alternatives are being carried forward for further review: Sam Garner West and Old Murdoch Road (with walls).

A State Environmental Assessment (EA) will document the impacts of the project and will address the concerns that were expressed by the public and others during the planning process. The EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document is anticipated for completion in October 2021.  

PROJECT COST AND TIMELINE

 

MilestoneEstimated Amount*
Prior Years Cost  $           750,000
Utilities  $        1,318,000
Property Acquisition  $      10,982,000
Construction Costs  $      31,920,000
Total Cost  $      44,970,000

* Estimated Costs as shown in Current 2018-2027 STIP and are subject to change

 

Milestone       Date*
Cultural Resources SurveysSpring 2018
Public Meeting  No. 1January 2018
Public Meeting No. 2July 2018
Public Meeting No. 3March 2019
Traffic Forecasts and Capacity AnalysisSpring 2019
Natural Resource StudiesSpring 2019
Environmental Assessment (EA)/ Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) complete **October 2021
Right of Way AcquisitionJanuary 2022
ConstructionJanuary 2025

* Future Dates are subject to change 

** Represents completion of planning phase

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

Please provide your comments on the project. You can provide comments by use of the link at the bottom of this page or by emailing either of the project contacts listed below. 

The NCDOT project team will review all feedback – regardless of how it is submitted (online, phone, email, or letter) – and explore options to incorporate and address concerns where and when feasible.  Over 230 comments and 2 petitions have been submitted to date.NCDOT will continue to develop the project and present progress throughout the planning stage.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

A public meeting to present basic project information and receive feedback was held January 11, 2018.   A second public meeting to present design concepts and receive feedback was held Thursday, July 12, 2018.   A third public meeting was held Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

 

PUBLIC MEETING MAPS

Links to maps that were presented at the March 20, 2019 Public Meeting are below:

 

Public Meeting Maps presented at the July 12, 2018 meeting are available by clicking the links below:

Gladys Teasley   (Eliminated)

Old Murdoch - No Wall   (Eliminated)

Old Murdoch - With Wall

Sam Garner 

The Public Meeting Map displayed at the January 11, 2018 meeting is available by clicking this link:   

Public Meeting Map

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS                                              

The public comment period closed on April 22, 2019.  

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Elizabeth Workman

NCDOT Project Manager

NCDOT Division 2

P.O. Box 1587

Greenville, NC  27835

919-854-6221

[email protected]

RESOURCES FOR 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.  

 

Relocation Assistance Brochure                                      Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

As we begin work, gathering information from the public is important. Are there any comments or questions you would like to submit at this time?
Closed for Comments