Coast Guard Surveys Residents About Mid-Currituck Bridge
by Think Currituck, on 2/25/20 10:56 AM
The United States Coast Guard has mailed out a survey to residents of Dare and Currituck counties about the Mid-Currituck Bridge.
The reply form asks local boaters to provide navigational information, "such as the sizes and types of vessels presently owned and operated on the waterway and nature of navigation (including the extent of nighttime navigation) on the waterway."
The survey also requests comments on "navigational clearances and need for bridge protective systems, clearance gauges, and navigational lighting on the proposed bridge."
The Mid-Currituck Bridge will span the Currituck Sound to connect the Currituck County mainland to the Outer Banks. The project will also include a second two-lane bridge that spans Maple Swamp on the Currituck County mainland, connecting Aydlett to U.S. 158.
The proposed two-lane, fixed span bridge is approximately 4.7 miles long and will have a minimum vertical clearance of 15 feet above mean high water and 40 feet of horizontal clearance between piers. The navigation span will be placed over deepest water.
The survey response form and any additional comments are directed to be returned to the Commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004 by March 24, 2020.
A copy of Preliminary Public Notice D05PPN-04-2020, which describes the proposal in detail, can be obtained by calling (757) 398-6422.