Mar 9 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the $110 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace the Alligator River Bridge on U.S. Highway 64 in Dare and Tyrrell Counties.Senator Tillis announced the grant earlier this year and comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Senator Tillis helped negotiate and pass into law.

The new bridge will be approximately 3.2 miles in length, with a vertical clearance of 65 feet to accommodate the navigational channel, two 12-foot lanes with 8-foot shoulders, and railings to separate bicycle traffic from vehicle traffic.

“I applaud the USDOT for awarding this grant to Dare and Tyrrell Counties, and will ensure a safe and reliable bridge for generations to come,” said Senator Tillis. “I am proud to have advocated for this funding, and thank local officials in both counties for their tireless advocacy for this grant as well. It’s clear that the bipartisan infrastructure law is already bringing major investments to our great state.”