Project Design

The new bridge will:

  • Be constructed on new alignment to the east of the current bridge

  • Include two 12-foot travel lanes with 8-foot shoulders

  • Include two truck access routes at the N.C. 48 and Roanoke Avenue Extension intersection which will improve sidewalk and traffic operations

  • The Gaston Boating Access Area will remain in service once construction is completed

Project Funding



Construction Total


* Costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline



Project Postcard

October 2021

Environmental Document 

Fall 2022

Right-of -Way

Winter 2023


Winter 2025

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments

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Project Contact

 Kristy Alford, PE

NCDOT Structures Management Unit

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1581

984-205-6615  code 4097




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.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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