- Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) - Repairs to three Outer Banks bridges that will cost about $40 million could begin in 2017.

State Transportation Department spokeswoman Jennifer Heiss tells The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, (https://bit.ly/1NnAcE0) that the board is expected to consider the projects at its meeting in January.

The projects being considered and their estimated costs are: the eastbound Wright Memorial Bridge at almost $29 million; the Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 at $10 million; and the Virginia Dare Bridge over the Croatan Sound at more than $2 million.

Heiss says repairs would be done in off seasons to limit congestion. Repairs to the Wright Memorial Bridge would require the closure of one lane, while the Alligator River Bridge would be closed entirely or limited to one lane.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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