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NC 12 Reopens to Traffic on Bodie Island

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Date: April 15, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Superintendent Mike Murray announced the reopening of NC 12 on Bodie Island beginning today, April 15, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Two-way traffic will resume on the section of NC 12 from Whalebone Junction Visitor Center south to the intersection of SR 1243 (Old Oregon Inlet Road).

The road construction project is 85% complete with a final top layer of pavement still to be accomplished between now and Memorial Day. Beginning on Monday, April 18, weekdays only, Monday through Thursday, short one-lane sections will be closed for construction.  There will be intermittent traffic delays in these sections during this phase of the final paving process.  Please use caution. Obey speed limits and flag person directed traffic flow patterns during these times.  No road construction will take place on the weekends, Friday through Sunday.

For more information, please call 252-473-2111.

 

Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.