Project Overview:

The proposed project (State Transportation Improvement Program Project No. BR-0090) is needed to replace a structurally deficient bridge on N.C. 561 over Fishing Creek.  The bridge, which is safe for travel but has aging components that require replacement, will be replaced in place using a temporary bridge adjacent to the existing bridge.  Construction of the temporary bridge will require use of land currently owned by the nature preserve.  


Project newsletter can be viewed here.

The bridge is currently scheduled for replacement beginning in the Fall of 2025.



Solid Red - Bridge to Be Replaced

Translucent Red - Temporary Detour Bridge

Yellow - Temporary Detour Roadway

Blue - Permanent Right of Way (amendment Area)

Bright Green Temporary Construction Easement

Bridge Replacement Schedule




 Right of Way Acquisition Begins

March 2024  

 Construction Begins

August 2025  




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Comments should be submitted by November 1, 2023


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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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