Temporary Closure of Bodie Island Lighthouse Complex
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111
Outer Banks Group Superintendent Mike Murray announces the temporary closure of the Bodie Island Lighthouse complex to public entry and all traffic July 18 – 20, 2011. The closure is needed to allow Team Henry Enterprises, a National Park Service contractor, to repave the entrance road and improve the parking areas at the famed lighthouse. The temporary closure will begin at the intersection of N.C. Highway 12 and extend westward to the lighthouse complex.
Weather permitting, road construction work will begin Monday, July 18 at 7:00 a.m. The entrance road and parking areas, visitor center, lighthouse grounds, wildlife viewing platform, and access road to the Off-Island Hunt Club will all be temporarily closed to the public. The improvements are expected to be completed in three days or less. The area will reopen to public access as soon as construction work is completed.
For more information, please call 252-473-2111.
Did You Know?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.