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This Week at NCDOT: Passengers Ride Ocracoke Express, Engravings on Future Bypass


RA​LEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.

Passengers Take Advantage of Ocracoke Express Resuming

The passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke is proving to be a popular transportation option once again.

The service this year started July 3 and since that time, more than 1,000 people have used the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry.

The Ocracoke Express makes three daily round trips between Hatteras and the Silver Lake Terminal in Ocracoke Village and will continue through Sept. 10. For the full schedule, go to

NC Zoo Engravings on Overpasses of Future Bypass

If you are driving through Randolph County in central North Carolina, make sure to be on the lookout for exotic creatures. 

No, not live ones – but the NCDOT is teaming up with the North Carolina Zoo to highlight their most iconic animal, the elephant. These engravings can be seen on the overpasses of the new U.S. 64 Asheboro Bypass.

The bypass will provide better access to the Zoo and is expected to be complete this fall.

Information Related to COVID-19

It’s always important to know where you can find the most reliable information about COVID-19. The state is frequently updating its website devoted to the pandemic. The website contains the latest data about the virus, tips for social distancing, plus unemployment information and where to find help for small businesses.

NCDOT continues to provide its own updates as necessary and those can be found on our website. ​


7/27/2020 10:13 AM