R-5727 - Bridges Street Extension

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 No. R-5727) 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.

Vicinity 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 beginning planning stage.  This phase of project development includes the evaluation of    

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

 NCDOT is studying potential impacts to people in the communities, the natural environment, and other factors as part of the alternative development process, with the intent to minimize impacts whenever possible. As these preliminary studies are complete and existing conditions defined, we can better determine alternatives to study further and present to the public and regulatory agencies for comment.

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 December 2018.  

PROJECT COST AND TIMELINE

 

Milestone Estimated 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*
Traffic Forecasts and Capacity Analysis Summer 2018
Natural Resource Studies Spring 2018
Cultural Resources Surveys Spring 2018
Public Meeting  No. 1 January 2018
Public Meeting No. 2 July 2018
Environmental Assessment (EA) complete ** December 2018
Right of Way Acquisition FY 2022
Construction FY 2024

* 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.  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 is Scheduled to be held Thursday, July 12, 2018.  The opportunity to submit comments and questions will be provided throughout the process.  The comment period will close on August 14, 2018.  

Please note that these meetings will be open-house drop in style where maps of the study area will be on display and project team members available for discussion, but no formal presentation will be made.

 

PUBLIC MEETING MAPS

Gladys Teasley    (https://www.ncdot.gov/download/projects/publichearings/R-5727_Gladys_Teasley_Map.pdf) 

Old Murdoch - No Wall    (https://www.ncdot.gov/download/projects/publichearings/R-5727_Old_Murdoch_no_walls.pdf)

Old Murdoch - With Wall   (https://www.ncdot.gov/download/projects/publichearings/R-5727_Old_Murdoch_WithWall_Map.pdf )

Sam Garner   (https://www.ncdot.gov/download/projects/publichearings/R-5727_Sam_Garner_Map.pdf)

 

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

 

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS                                              

Comments may be submitted using the online form below, via phone, email or U.S. Mail to either of the individuals listed below or at any meeting.

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Elizabeth Workman

Candice Andre, AICP, LEED GA

NCDOT Project Manager

Consultant Project Manager

NCDOT Division 2

VHB

P.O. Box 1587

940 Main Campus Drive Suite 500 

Greenville, NC  27835

Raleigh, NC  27606

919-854-6221

919-741-5346

[email protected]

[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

NCDOT Poll:
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?