There's still a considerable amount to go, however. On the bridge, crews still need to install the bearing supports, lower and anchor the bridge in place, and install deck panels.
As we have been saying, completion of the bridge does not mean N.C. 12 can be reopened. Paving must be completed around the bridge and the work on the portions of the highway near Rodanthe also must be finished. When that's completed, then N.C. 12 can be opened to traffic. Unfortunately, the work that must be done now would be the most effected by bad weather of everything we've done so far. So that's why we just can't name a specific date as to when the highway will be reopened. Katia, and a Nor'easter have brought a significant amount of rain to the site, and extra crews were called in to keep things on track. Best we can say at this point is still early-mid October.
Folks have been asking us about Oct. 6 - that refers to Dare County's re-entry plan for Waves, Rodanthe and Salvo - NOT the reopening of N.C.12. Here's the county's release on re-entry to those areas of Hatteras Island.