Project Overview:

State Transportation Improvement Program Project No. B-4439, is needed to replace a structurally deficient bridge.   This hearing is to present information and receive comments on an amendment of the Juniper Creek Complex Dedicated Nature Preserve needed to facilitate the replacement of Bridge No. 100 over Muddy Branch on Makatoka Road (S.R. 1342) in Brunswick County.  The amendment would provide a total of 0.005 acre of Permanent Drainage Easement and 0.158 acre for a Temporary Construction Easement.  Approximately 0.009 total acre of right-of-way is needed for replacement of the bridge.


Public Input:

Due to Covid 19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings.  Information was provided to the public in a virtual format. The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the project



Juniper Creek Complex Amendment
Thu, Jul 22, 2021 7:00 PM (EDT)

People were encouraged to submit comments by phone (984-205-6615  project code 3697), email  ( or mail at the address shown below by July 28, 2021.

A Map showing the area for which the de-dedicaiton is proposed will be posted soon.


Dark Green - existing right of way

Red – bridge to be removed and replaced

Light Green with hatching – temporary construction easement

Light Green block with no hatching - new right of way needed for the project

Yellow – Permanent Utility Easement needed for project




All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method  

You may leave a comment or question below


Email the comment or question to


 Phone Number: (984) 205-6615 Code: 3697


Question title

Would you like to be added to the project email list for updates or other information?

Question title

Do you have any comments or questions regarding the proposed boundary change (de-dedication of approximately 0.009 total acre).

Project Contact Information:

Derek Pielech, PE

NCDOT Highway Division 3

Bridge Program Manager

5501 Barbados Blvd

Castle Hayne, NC  28429-5647



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