Mid-Currituck Bridge Construction
NCDOT TIP # R-2576
Project Type: Bridge construction
Affected Counties: Currituck
Estimated Cost: $ 491,952,000
The NCDOT received approval to begin construction on the controversial Mid-Currituck Bridge, a 7-mile toll project that would provide a second route into and out of the Outer Banks area. The project has drawn the ire of many residents opposed to the bridge for different reasons. Some oppose it for environmental reasons, while others simply do not want a toll road. For property owners subject to eminent domain takings for the project, the reason is much more concrete.
The proposed project will create a 4.7-mile two-lane bridge over Currituck Sound between Aydlett and Corolla, and includes a second, 1.5-mile two-lane bridge across Marsh Swamp connecting Aydlett to US 158. The two bridges are set to affect more than 80 parcels directly, and could impact many more surrounding properties during construction.
While opposition to the bridge has been vocal, including a pending lawsuit, the project continues to move forward. Principle construction is likely to begin in 2023, but delays due to the lawsuit and permitting could leave property owners in limbo as the NCDOT condemns their property in anticipation of the project’s progression.
If your property is affected by the Mid-Currituck Bridge project, we caution against accepting the NCDOT’s initial offer. The state cannot hold your property indefinitely, and must compensate you for what it takes – but how much your property is worth is negotiable. The NCDOT has set aside over $27 million for property acquisition.
Don’t settle for the NCDOT’s first offer without knowing the true value of your property – and what the state is really taking! If you own a property affected by R-2576, call us at 877-393-4990 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Ask about our no-fee guarantee – our clients pay us nothing unless we collect for them!
- Right-of-way acquisition – Fall 2022
- Start Construction – 2023
- End Construction – 2027
It is estimated that this project will impact more than 80 parcels of property. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside more than $27,00,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.