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.
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.