Major Roadwork Planned In Greenville

Nov 9, 2015

Greenville is one of the largest cities in Eastern North Carolina with a population of nearly 90,000 people.  Commuting in or around the area can be difficult at times.  Two major transportation projects are now underway in Pitt County that aim to alleviate congestion.  Sarah Finch has construction details on these roadworks and their potential impact on traffic patterns.


Middle and high school students across the state are gearing up for the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Model Bridge Building Competition.  Registration is open now through November 20th.  The competition isn't until next Spring, so that gives groups plenty of time to brainstorm ideas, design a diagram and construct a model bridge.  Mac McKee speaks with the Model Bridge Building Coordinator Gail Herring about the annual event which inspires students to explore the connect between the classroom and real world applications.

North Carolina Department of Transportation

Crews have begun to repair the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge after it closed Monday due to safety concerns.  In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.  

Commuting for the 4,000 residents of Hatteras Island has been a headache.  Use of the Bonner Bridge, the only highway connection to the mainland for locals, was shut down on Monday due to safety concerns.  Melissa Herman has lived on Hatteras Island for 30 years.  She works at Blue Pelican Gallery and she says since the bridge closed, business has been very slow.