Tagged: NCDOT

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Government Overreach

An editorial opinion by Kip Tabb Journalists are on a number of government information email lists—it comes with the territory and it’s a necessity. For the 20 years that have been writing on the...

Groundbreaking. (LtoR) Bob Woodard, Chair Dare County Commissioners; Nicholas Tennyson, Secretary NCDOT; Shelley Blake, NCDOT lead counsel; Beth Midgett, bridge advocate; Governor Pat McCrory; Queen Elizabeth I; Lance Culpepper, The Lost Colony; Representative Walter Jones; Mike Charbonneau - Deputy Secretary of Communications, NCDOT. 1

Bonner Bridge Groundbreaking

Saying, “This is personal,” Governor Pat McCrory described the journey to replace the Bonner Bridge from legally stalled to today’s groundbreaking ceremony. “This is personal,” he went on to say, “because when I first...

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Outer Banks Year in Review

It’s been an interesting year on the Outer Banks. Progress on replacing the Bonner Bridge is real and there is reason to believe the Mid Currituck Bridge may be moving forward. There has been...

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Fixing the Beach Road Again

The cranes, dump trucks and assorted heavy equipment have taken up residence on the beach in Kitty Hawk once again. The Beach Road, torn into chunks of asphalt ranging in size from boulder to...

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Protestors Greet Governor McCrory

  As Governor Pat McCrory came to Manteo Friday afternoon to celebrate the success of a number of transportation initiatives, he was greeted by 35 or 40 protestors calling attention to the governor’s position favoring offshore...

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New Settlement for Bonner Bridge

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have finalized a settlement agreement with Defenders of Wildlife and the...

Rendering of Bonner Bridge replacement. Photo, NCDOT. 1

An End to Sparring over the Bonner Bridge?

Opinion by Kip Tabb –  Like two heavyweight boxers who have fought too many matches, all of them to a draw, it looks as though NCDOT and the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) have...

Plans for the Mid Currituck Bridge may be back on track. 0

Mid Currituck Bridge-A Troubled Future

By Kip Tabb –  It looks like the Mid Currituck Bridge is dead in the water–or perhaps dead and not crossing the water, although a final decision has not yet been made. In some...