06.15.15

Burr Applauds Plan to Update Bonner Bridge Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement after news that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have come to an agreement with Defenders of Wildlife and the National Wildlife Refuge Association that will allow the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet to be replaced, along with vulnerable portions of NC 12.

“I applaud the efforts of NCDOT, NC DENR, FHWA, Defenders of Wildlife, and the National Wildlife Refuge Association to come together on a solution for the replacement of North Carolina’s Bonner Bridge. The condition of Bonner Bridge and NC 12 has been a major concern of many residents living in Eastern North Carolina for years, as they serve as the major evacuation routes in case of emergency. Each hurricane season thousands of residents and tourists rely on the Bonner Bridge for their safety. Replacing the bridge will alleviate those safety concerns while protecting the beauty of our coastline and continuing to support the local economy.”

 Read more about the agreement for Bonner Bridge and NC 12, here.