Project Overview:

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes the replacement of Bridge No. 9 on Mouth of the Creek Road (S.R. 1112) over Blounts Creek in Beaufort County.

This is a two-lane bridge that provides access to neighborhoods east and west of Blounts Creek. The neighborhoods east of Blounts Creek and the towns of Chocowinity and Washington's access to N.C. 33 relies on access via this bridge.

Bridge No. 9 was determined structurally deficient in the NCDOT inspection report and needs to be replaced; normal bridge maintenance is not enough to maintain safety standards.

Structually deficient bridges are safe, however, they have components in poor condition due to deterioration. They require significant maintance to remain in service and might require limits on vehicle weights.


Project Highlights:

  • Bridge No. 9 will be replaced on new alignment, south of the existing bridge.

  • The new bridge will span approximately 950 ft. and the eastern side will connect to Mouth of the Creek Road just west of Red Bug Lanewhich will remove the unsafe “elbow turn” at the east end of the bridge, adjacent to the intersection with Blounts Creek Lane.

  • Traffic will be maintained on the existing bridge during construction. Boater access under the bridge will be maintained during construction.

Public Input:

Due to Covid 19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings.  Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format on this website beginning January 12, 2021. The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the proposed alternatives concepts below

Comments were submitted by January 26, 2021


Public Meeting Map:

Map of Bridge replacement on Mouth of the Creek Rd over Blounts Creek  

 A video explaining how to read a public hearing or meeting map can be viewed below. The video contains information on colors used and symbology.


Project Funding:                                           

This project is listed in the N.C. Department of Transportation's Bridge Program as Project No. B-5614 and is funded for $8.8 million.  


 Estimated Amount*

  Construction Costs


  Total Cost



* Estimated costs are subject to change. This cost does not inlcude ROW or Utility costs.

Project Timeline:



 Environmental Document 

 Spring 2021

 Begin Right-of-Way Acquisition 

November 16, 2021

 Let Date  

 October 15, 2024

 Anticipated Construction Completion



* The TIP dates are subject to change.


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

Comments were submitted by January 26, 2021.  



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Project Contact Information:

David Stutts, PE

NCDOT Structures Management Unit Project Engineer

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1581


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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.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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