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The North Carolina State Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a plan to replace the Highway 48 bridge which spans the Roanoke River between Halifax and Northampton counties.

The department plans to replace the 64-year-old bridge with a wider, modern structure alongside the existing one. 

The new bridge will retain its two lanes, but they will be wider, along with expanded shoulders.

Construction is slated to begin in 2025 and take up to two years to complete. 

The new bridge will:

Be constructed on a new alignment to the east of the current bridge

Include two 12-foot travel lanes with 8-foot shoulders

Include two truck access routes at the Highway 48 and Roanoke Avenue Extension intersection which will improve sidewalk and traffic operations

During construction, the existing bridge will remain open to traffic, but the Gaston boating access area will be closed. 

The boating area will reopen after construction is completed.

Anyone with comments, suggestions or questions about the plan should contact the department’s project design team by November 12.

The department has launched this website with further details, including how to contact the design team by email or phone number.

The public is encouraged to leave any questions or comments using this website or through the project email or phone number:

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Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter project code 4097