Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to replace Bridge No. 8 on N.C. 12 over the Slash in Hatteras Village, Dare County.

The bridge was determined structurally deficient in the NCDOT inspection report. Structually deficient bridges have elements of the bridge that need to be monitored and/or repaired. They are safe, but they have components in poor condition due to deterioration and require significant maintenance to remain in service. Bridge No. 8 on N.C. 12 over the slash needs to be replaced

The proposed replacement bridge will include two (2) 15-foot lanes and five-foot sidewalks on each side. The bridge will be replaced-in-place and an off-site detour utilizing Eagle Pass Road will be used during construction which will last approximately 12 months.

Project Map

Click on the links to view or download the maps.  You can also view maps by clicking on the picture below.

Project Map: Proposed Bridge Replacement over the Slash on N.C. 12.     

A video providing information on how to read a public meeting map can be accessed here.


Typical Sections




Project Funding:



 Funded Costs*

  Right-of-Way Acquisition

$    100,000


$    200,000


$ 4,800,000


$ 5,100,000

        *Funded costs are subject to change. 

Project Timeline:




Public Meeting

Nov.         2022

Environmental Document

Jan.         2023

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

Summer  2023

Construction Begins

Fall         2023

         *Future dates 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 November 24, 2022.

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David Stutts, P.E.

Project Engineer

Structures Management Unit

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699


 Michael Burns, P.E.

Project Manager, Transportation


223 S. West St

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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