The red box indicates the proposed project area for Juniper Creek Game Land: Map: NCDOT

A proposed change to the Juniper Creek Game Land is on the table as part of the project to replace a bridge over Muddy Branch in the state nature preserve in Brunswick County.

The amendment would provide a permanent drainage easement and temporary construction easement. A small amount of right-of-way is needed to replace the bridge. The public is asked to provide feedback regarding the proposed change by July 28.

A virtual public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday with the North Carolina Department of Transportation representatives on the need to replace the bridge on Makatoka Road.

Attend the presentation by computer, tablet or smartphone at  or call 1-786-535-321 and use access code 359-802-421.  .

Project details, including maps of the proposal, can be found on the NCDOT project web page.

Comments can be summitted to Bridge Program Manager Derek Pielech at 984-205-6615, project code 3697 or email

NCDOT said it will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled people who wish to participate in this process. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center in Raleigh; 919-707-6073; or as early as possible.

Those who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may request interpretive services before the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

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