• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

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?

Seasparkle, a tiny dinoflagellate that can be seen glowing in the surfline at night.

The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.