Project Design

The new bridge will:

  • Be constructed on 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 N.C. 48 and Roanoke Avenue Extension intersection which will improve sidewalk and traffic operations

  • The Gaston Boating Access Area will remain in service once construction is completed

Project Funding



Construction Total


* Costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline



Project Postcard

October 2021

Environmental Document 

Fall 2022

Right-of -Way

Winter 2023


Winter 2025

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments

 Due to Covid-19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings until further notice.


The public is encouraged to leave any questions or comments using this website below or through the project email or phone number. Comments will be accepted through December 17.

Email: [email protected]

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


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Do you have any comments or questions regarding the bridge replacement on N.C. 48 over Roanoke River?

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Project Contact

 Kristy Alford, PE

NCDOT Structures Management Unit

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1581


[email protected]

984-205-6615  code 4097


Resources For Property Owners

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