A presentation was given at a NCDOT CTP meeting last night by John Page from Parsons & Tracy __ representing NCTPA. The DEIS has been approved by the federal agencies and is at the printers. It should be available shortly, copies will be at the library, courthouse, and on the NCTPA web site. The technical appendices will also be available there in hard copy & on CDs. The presentation they gave us should be up on the turnpike website shortly.

Bottom line: they recommend MCB4 (bridge with only minor road work). Mind you, they admitted that they/NCTPA would only be doing adjunct roadwork to the extent that extra funding was available to them – their charge is only the bridge! Roadwork is essentially the responsibility of the state/county, and thus would most likely would be phased in as funding was available.

    The DEIS has NO recommendation on: bridge terminus; maple swamp crossing; and hurricane strategy – third outbound lane or lane reversal.

    Pubic meetings to be held at the Ramada Inn at Nags Head 1701 Virginia Dare Trail Milepost 9.5. Kill Devil Hills, May 18; Outer Banks Wildlife Ed Ctr. 1160 Village Lane Corolla, May 19; and Currituck Cooperative Extention Center 120 Community Way, Barco, ( off route 158/Shortcut Rd ),  May 20. Workshops will be help prior to the meetings.

    Each session will include an open house at 3:30 p.m. and public hearing at 7 p.m.

The preferred Alternative/LEDPA will be determined by Aug. 2010

Final EIS Sept. 2010 (including responses all public & written comments).

Record of Decision: December 2010

Construction start 2011

Open to traffic (first full year) 2015

    June 7 is deadline for comments/questions all of which will be responded to & included in the FEIS.

Presentation to CTP by NCTPA can be found here