US 17 Business/NC 37 Improvements and Perquimans River Bridge Replacement
Project # R-4467
Type: Improvements and Bridge Replacement
Affected Counties: Perquimans
Estimated Cost: $44,026,000
Planning is underway to improve the 0.4 mile stretch of highway beginning east of the Perquimans River Bridge over the Causeway to NC 37 in Hertford. Improvements include replacing the “S Bridge” over the Perquimans River, which was built in 1929 and has a current safety rating of 3 out of 100.
The plan involves building a new swing-span bridge next to the current bridge. This plan is supported by the Town of Hertford, the Town of Winfall, and Perquimans County.
These improvements are necessary because the existing Causeway is settling unevenly due to poor soils under the roadway, and the S-Bridge across the Perquimans River has weakened significantly due to age.
Daily Advance: “Area officials: I-87 plan OK so far”
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
- Start Construction – 2020
- End Construction – 2023
It is estimated that more than 245 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $5,291,000 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.