North Carolina Eminent Domain Lawyers

NC 12 Rodanthe Bridge Construction

Fast Facts

Project # B-2500B
Type: New Bridge Construction
Affected Counties: Dare
Estimated Cost: $179,200,000 to $198,300,000


Because NC 12, from the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge to northern Rodanthe, particularly a section known as the “S-curves,” is susceptible to storm washout and breeches, the long-term remedy preferred by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is to build a bridge.

The new 2.4-mile “jug handle” bridge will extend from the southern end of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge over the Pamlico Sound and into Rodanthe through the Midgett Island Campground and ending near the Island Ice Cream and Convenience Store on NC 12.


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Coastal Review Online: Not All Happy With Proposed N.C. 12 Bridge

The Outer Banks Voice: Rodanthe Bridge plans given key environmental approval Rodanthe Residents Protest Bridge Proposal

Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition – Fall 2016
  • Start Construction – Fall 2016
  • EndConstruction – 2018

Property Takings

Currently the NCDOT has set aside $5,010,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our eminent domain attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation, or call 1-877-393-4990.