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Mid-Currituck Bridge Timeline Accelerated

There are many concerned citizens and vacationers that support the SELC in their efforts against Mid-Currituck Bridge, an unnecessary, extremely expensive, and environmentally damaging project.

COST

The cost of the project has ranged from $750 million in a 2010 Letter of Interest for a federal T.I.F.I.A. loan to a “normalized cost” of $410 million for […]

Business recruiter: Time for an interstate

“Having that shield does make a difference.” NCEast’s John Chaffee on the need for a freeway

By William F. West Staff Writer The Daily Advance Saturday, April 4, 2015

The leader of a regional economic development group said that a freeway via Elizabeth City is needed to help boost commerce between the Raleigh-Durham area and […]

Planners look for ways to ease traffic to the Outer Banks

Local leaders need to implement and advocate for improvements to the existing roads as outlined in the FEIS for the Mid-Currituck Bridge. Known as the ER2 alternative to building a bridge. ADD PAVEMENT TO NC12, Southern Shores through Duck and build the flyover interchange at the US158/NC12 intersection.

 

http://www.wvec.com/home/Planners-look-for-ways-to-ease-traffic-to-the-Outer-Banks-269889301.html

 

 

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Facts Speak Volumes

Take a look at the cost used in August 2012 It is $611,000,000. It does NOT resemble the cost used ONLY to score the project in the new STI formula of $410,820,000

FY 2013 TIFIA Letters of Interest Submitted through September 30, 2013 … Amounts in Millions of Dollars

http://search.fhwa.dot.gov/search?q=cache%3A9pl3AwsYgvcJ%3Awww.fhwa.dot.gov%2Fipd%2Fpdfs%2Ftifia%2Ffy2013tifialettersofinterest093013.xls+Mid-Currituck+Bridge&output=xml_no_dtd&client=fhwa_web&lr&proxystylesheet=fhwa_web&ie=UTF-8&site=fhwa_web&access=p&oe=ISO-8859-1

 

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POSSIBLE DATA MANIPULATION INFLATES MID-CURRITUCK BRIDGE SCORE

TO: NCDOT Strategic Transportation Investments Decision Makers

I would like to thank you and the legislature for implementing the new P3.0 data driven process for transportation funding in our great state. This new process of using data removes political influences on projects and lets them stand on their own merit.

I am a vocal critic […]

Road Funding Headed Toward Cliff

By JON HAWLEY

The Daily Advance Staff Writer

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Roadwork in northeastern North Carolina has been on a bumpy and uncertain path since state officials implemented new, urban-focused criteria for new road projects.

Turns out, it could get worse, thanks to the federal Highway Trust Fund driving toward a “fiscal cliff” courtesy […]

Road Formula Still Spurs Frustration

By Reggie Ponder

Chowan Herald

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

EDENTON — Area officials continued to express frustration this week with a new state road-funding formula they say favors urban projects over rural ones.

Elizabeth City Public Works Director Paul Fredette and Edenton Town Manager Anne-Marie Knighton were among the officials who attended a state Department […]

State Highway Plan Omits Highways 158-168

“If anything, the strategic value has increased due to steady tourism and population growth, not to mention ongoing seasonal traffic congestion.”

Dan ScanlonCurrituck County manager

By Cindy Beamon

Staff Writer

Sunday, June 29, 2014

CURRITUCK — The highway through Currituck to the Outer Banks may be crossed off the state’s list of key corridors […]

Mid-Currituck Bridge Misses Cut

By Cindy Beamon

The Daily Advance

Saturday, May 31, 2014

CURRITUCK — The Mid-Currituck Bridge has reached a dead end.

The proposed project will not get funded at the state level, based on the state Department of Transportation’s newly released draft list of winning state-level projects.

Funding at the district and regional levels also seems […]

Latest News and Updates From NCDOT 3-19-2014

March 19, 2014

Project planning and implementation of the Mid-Currituck Bridge is currently on hold while NCDOT reviews the state, regional, and local transportation improvement funding priorities using a new Strategic Mobility Formula.

The Strategic Transportation Investments bill was signed into law in June 2013. It created a new Strategic Mobility Formula to help North […]