Project Overview:

 The N.C. department of Transportation proposes to replace and widen two Bridge No. 119 on Moonlight Road (SR 1003) over Tributary of Deep Creek in Halifax County. Bridge No. 119 was constructed in 1963 and has a sufficiency
rating* of 37.4 out of 100. The bridge is considered functionally obsolete due to a structural evaluation of 3 out of 9, according to Federal Highway Administration standards. Roadway upgrades are included as the roadway approaches
the bridge.

* ”Sufficiency rating” is a tool that is used to help determine whether a bridge that is structurally deficient or functionally obsolete should be repaired or replaced. The sufficiency rating considers a number of factors, only about half of which relate to the condition of the bridge itself. The sufficiency ratings for bridges are part of a formula used by the Federal Highway Administration when it allocated federal funds to the states for bridge replacement.


Project Highlights: 

The project proposes to replace Bridge No. 119 with a new structure in place. The build alternative proposes two, 11’ travel lanes with 4’-5” paved shoulders. Paved shoulders on both sides expand to six feet as the travel lane approaches the bridge. The deck width of the bride is to be 33-feet. The project is expected to be implemented through an off-site detour. The off-site detour route includes Mary Chapel Road (SR 1117), US 258/ Main Street and NC 125, for a total of
10.2 miles.

Project History:

The project was initiated back in 2013 and was formerly known as 17BP.4.R.25. The project was recently restarted and will include a Federal Categorical Exclusion (CE) document. The CE Document is scheduled to be completed Fall 2021.


Public Input:

Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format on this website. The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the project. The public comment period ends on Nov. 19, 2021.

Project Visualizations bridge replacements on Moonlight Road over Tributary of Deep Creek



Bridge Typical Section:



Project Funding:                                           

BP4.R014 is listed in the State Transportation Improvement Program and funded for $ 1.1 million.


 Estimated Amount*

 Project Development & Design

$ 175,000

 Property Acqusition

$ 4,000

 Utility Costs$ 100,000

 Construction Costs

$ 800,000 

  Total Cost

$ 1,079,000 

* As shown in the currently adopted State Transporation Improvement Program - Subject to change

Project Timeline:





 Public outreach

Oct. 2021

Environmental DocumentFeb. 2022

 Right of Way Acquisition

 May 2022

 Construction begins 

April 2023

 As shown in the currently adopted State Transporation Improvement Program - Subject to change


All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method  

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 Phone Number: (855) 925-2801 Code: 4751


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Project Contact Information:

Russell Broadwell, PE

NCDOT Highway Division 4

 Project Engineer

509 Ward Boulevard

Wilson, NC 27895


Project Consultant Information:

Shawn Blanchard


Project Manager 

5438 Wade Park Boulevard, Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27607


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Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right-of-way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                       Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                   Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions