Public meeting held to discuss replacing two Pamlico County bridges


    Both bridges are on N.C. 55 between Bayboro and Stonewall. One bridge is over the South Prong River, while the other is over Alligator Creek. The bridges need to be replaced because of their condition, according to a press release. (Christy Hutchings, NewsChannel 12 photo)

    The N.C. Department of Transportation called a meeting with the public on Thursday regarding the proposal to replace two bridges in Pamlico County.

    Both bridges are on N.C. 55 between Bayboro and Stonewall. One bridge is over the South Prong River, while the other is over Alligator Creek. The bridges need to be replaced because of their condition, according to a press release.

    While they are safe for travel, they are considered structurally deficient and need more maintenance. The proposal to replace both at the same time is due to both being along the same route.

    Maps of the proposal area can be found at the NCDOT Public Meetings website.

    The meeting was slated for 4-7 p.m. in the Commissioner's Meeting Room in the Pamlico County Courthouse Annex in Bayboro. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work develops with the project.

    Written comments could be turned in at the meeting. They can also be submitted by phone, email or mail by March 28.

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