NCDOT Ferry Division to host ribbon cutting at Cherry Branch


NEW BERN, Craven County - A ribbon cutting by the NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will be held Thursday for a new terminal and administration offices at Cherry Branch.

NCDOT Chief Deputy Director David Howard, Deputy Secretary for Mutil-Modal Julie White and Board of Transportation member Hugh Overholt will make remarks at the event. The ribbon cutting will highlight a new $2 million building that replaces an outdated building put up when the route was established in the 1970s.

It is a state-of-the-art facility that has a full view of ferry operations and improved visitor facilities. The building will also serve as the new headquarters for the Ferry Division's administrative support staff, which was previously housed in rented space at the Port of Morehead City.