Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Alligator River Info

To get to N.C. 12 and the Outer Banks, many of us travel U.S. 64 across the Alligator River in Tyrrell CountyOn Tuesday, April 2 at 12:01 a.m., we will close the drawbridge over the river for two weeks in order to replace several mechanical parts under the swing span part of the bridge.  Those parts are worn because of the age of the bridge and the high amount of use it receives.  The work will help stave off future closures of the structure.
 
The bridge will be closed to all traffic through Sunday, April 14. 


Here are the detour plans.

If you're traveling from Columbia follow:
  • N.C. 94 South to U.S. 264 East to U.S. 64
Motorists traveling from Dare County should use the following signed detour:
  • U.S. 264 West to N.C. 94 North to U.S. 64 

View Alligator River Bridge Detour in a larger map

NCDOT is working with the Inter County Public Transportation Authority (ICPTA) and Hyde County Transit to provide shuttle service to hotel employees who live and work in the area during the bridge closure at two park and ride locations.

Inter County Public Transportation Authority Park & Ride Lot:

  • NCDOT Creswell Maintenance Facility, 14193 N.C. 94 North
Hyde County Transit Park & Ride Lot:
  • Lake Mattamuskeet, N.C. 94 North, Fairfield

Don't forget, you can get bridge closing information on our website.  And follow the hashtag #GatorAid on Twitter for updates.



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