Project Overview:

The N.C. department of Transportation proposes to replace and widen Bridge on Cicero Riggs Road (S.R. 1232) over Tributary of Deep Creek in Craven County. 

Project Highlights: 

The project proposes to replace Bridge on Cicero Riggs Road with a new structure in place. The build alternative proposes two, 10’ travel lanes with three-foot paved shoulders. deck width of the bride is to be 26-feet. The project is expected to be implemented through an off-site detour. The off-site detour route includes Cicero Riggs Road (S.R. 1232), Trenton Road/ S. Main Street (S.R. 1001), E. Sunset Blvd./ Old US HWY 70 (S.R. 1005), Prentiss Riggs Road (S.R. 1233), for a total of 4.1 miles.

Project History:

The project was recently restarted and will include a Federal Categorical Exclusion (CE) document. The CE Document is scheduled to be completed in March 2022.


Public Input:

Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format on this website. The public comment period ended for this portion of development on March 4, 2022.

Project Visualizations of bridge replacements on Cicero Riggs Road over Grape Creek



Bridge Typical Section:



Project Funding:                                           

BP2.R001 is listed in the State Transportation Improvement Program and funded for $ 1.2 million.


 Estimated Amount*

 Property Acqusition

$ 40,000

 Utility Costs$ 100,000

 Construction Costs

$ 1,100,000 

  Total Cost

$ 1,240,000

* As shown in the currently adopted State Transporation Improvement Program - Subject to change

Project Timeline:





 Public outreach

Feb. 2022

Environmental DocumentMarch 2022

 Right of Way Acquisition

 July 2022

 Construction begins 

March 2023

 As shown in the currently adopted State Transporation Improvement Program - Subject to change


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all planning, design and construction phases of project development.

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

Comments for consideration during the current phase of project development were submitted by March 4, 2022.


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Project Contact Information:

Michael Aman, PE

NCDOT Highway Division 2

 Project Engineer

1037 W.H. Smith Boulevard

Greenville, NC 27835


Project Consultant Information:

Shawn Blanchard


Project Manager 

1 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 600

Raleigh, NC 27603




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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