mid-currituck bridge

This map shows the future location of the $500 million, 7.4-mile Mid-Currituck Bridge. All work on the project is on hold while the bridge continues to be the subject of a legal challenge, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s website shows.

CURRITUCK — State transportation officials have restarted work on the long-delayed Mid-Currituck Bridge project and construction will now begin early next year, state Rep. Bobby Hanig, R-Currituck, told Currituck County commissioners Thursday.

Talked about for decades, plans for the $500 million toll bridge linking the Currituck mainland to Corolla have been in the works for over a decade. However, the bridge was put on hold after the Southern Environmental Law Center, citing environmental concerns, filed suit nearly three years ago to stop its construction.