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N.C. 12 in Frisco Now Open Following Pipe Replacement

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation has reopened N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island in Frisco following a necessary closure for the replacement of a culvert pipe under both lanes of the road. The road closed to traffic Friday evening.

The pipe being replaced was at a location just south of Timber Trail in Frisco with no available detour. NCDOT worked closely with Dare County and the National Park Service to set up alternatives for residents, visitors and emergency personnel to travel around the closure, including four-wheel drive beach access and shuttle service.

NCDOT identified this pipe as needing replacement due to its deteriorating condition and chose to replace it now to prevent any possibility of an emergency closure at a later date. It was also done now in advance of a resurfacing project scheduled to take place in Frisco later this spring.

To minimize the length of the closure, crews performed as much work on-site as possible during the day Friday before closing the road that night.

For more information on highway projects in the Outer Banks, visit the NCDOT N.C. 12 Facebook Page. For information on ferry service to and from Hatteras Island, as well as other NCDOT ferry routes, visit the NCDOT Ferry Division Facebook page.


2/15/2018 5:24 PM