SELC Requests a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Mid-Currituck Bridge Proposal

On December 21, 2016 the Southern Environmental Law Center, on behalf of the “No MCB-Concerned Citizens and Visitors Opposed to the Mid-Currituck Bridge” and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, requested the NC Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to conduct a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the purpose of considering other alternatives to the proposed construction of a Mid-Currituck Bridge – due to changed circumstances since the original EIS was issued.   http://southernshores-nc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/December-2016-Comments-on-Mid-Currituck-Bridge-NEPA-Review.pdf

 

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Change in Beach Nourishment Schedule – Nourishment of the Kitty Hawk/Southern Shores beaches is now scheduled to commence in early August. Given the haul distance from Borrow Area A to KDH is significantly shorter than the distance to KH, GLDD is strongly considering constructing KDH before they do Kitty Hawk and Southern Shores. The shorter distance is more conducive to the smaller dredges and they want to maximize their production while the Dodge and Padre are on site.