Mid-Currituck Bridge Project Featured on UNC-TVs NC Now

Please click here to view a recent episode of NC Now on UNC-TV that features interviews with local officials and Public Safety personnel regarding the Mid-Currituck Bridge project.

Support for the Mid-Currituck Bridge is needed from you. Please see below for information on ways you can assist from Build the Bridge

Decisions are being made daily in Raleigh  that affect the Mid-Currituck Bridge, and we need your personal support again.  We need to insure that the Governor, key Legislators and Department of Transportation understand the importance of this project and the broad support it has in the Outer Banks.

Build the Bridge asks you to write a personal letter and/or place phone calls to the Governor, House Speaker, and Secretary of Transportation (click here for contact information).   Please consider emphasizing key project benefits, including:  FINANCIAL, SAFETY, AND AREA MOBILITY.

Financially, the bridge will support Outer Banks tourism in both Currituck and Dare Counties, and will preserve the overall tourism image of North Carolina.  The state receives 4.5 percent of this billion + dollar industry.  Studies and design work have been completed and the bridge is ready for construction. Revenue from tolls will make this one of the most efficient projects in the state. 

Safety is a primary reason. With 70,000 people in the Corolla and Duck area relying on one road for hurricane evacuation during the summer months, the time needed to reach safety is excessive.  If as the environmental studies have predicted, a cut in the Outer Banks between Corolla and Duck is realized, there would be a major health and safety disaster.

The entire Currituck and Dare County areas affected by tourism traffic during the entire summer affects all health, fire, and business functions of the region because of excessive road congestion.  A bridge would relieve this problem.

The following links are three documents you may find helpful in composing your letters:  Summary of key talking pointsa letter to the editor; a sample letter to the Governor.

Also, Build the Bridge wants to track how many letters and phone calls are completed, so please notify Geri Sullivan (252.261.8874; email: zbeach2@embarqmail.com) of your communications.

Thanks for your continued support!