This week North Carolina state officials finally signed an agreement with the with private contractors hired to construct the Mid-County Currituck Bridge. I was a major step in the right direction to get the project underway. Scheduled construction for the bridge is for fall 2010 and completion by 2013. Many local residents and millions of tourists will be thrilled when the bridge is finally complete. It is estimated that those traveling to the northern Outer Banks towns of Duck, Corolla and the 4-wheel drive area will save as much as one to two hours off their trip. The current toll amount($10-15) for crossing the bridge has not been set but I can't imagine anyone complaining when you get to your vacation house one to two hours earlier after spending hours in the car. As for those traveling south to Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Hatteras the traffic congestion should be drastically reduced. When the bridge is completed it will be the longest bridge, 7 miles, in the state of North Carolina.
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