Project Design

The proposed bridge will: 

  • Be approximately 576 feet long 

  • Provide two 12-foot lanes, one lane in each direction

  • Include a 4-foot paved shoulder on the northbound side of the roadway

  • Include a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the southbound side of the roadway, separated from the road by a 42 inch vertical concrete barrier


Detour Route

​Construction is expected to have a minimal impact on the surrounding environment and will require an off-site detour during the 18 months of construction.​

Project Funding



Project Development & Design






* Costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline



Project Newsletter

November 2021

Environmental Document 

December 2021

Right-of -Way

January 2022


Fall 2023

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments

 Due to COVID-19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings until further notice.


The public is encouraged to leave any questions or comments using this website below or through the project email or phone number. 

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter project code 5446


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Do you have any comments or questions regarding the bridge replacement on 179B (Beach Drive SW) over Calabash River?

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Project Contact

 Derek Pielech, PE

NCDOT Division 3

5501 Barbados Boulevard

Castle Hayne, NC 28429


[email protected]

984-205-6615  code 5446


Resources For Property Owners

Although the NCDOT 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