A portion of N.C. 12 that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy and a pair of Nor’easters will re-open to traffic on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
The storms broke apart the pavement along this part of the highway just north of Mirlo Beach in Dare County and washed away protective dunes across the roadway.
Crews are now putting the finishing touches on the road and they expect to be finished by 8 p.m.
As soon as vehicles begin traveling down the newly paved highway, the NCDOT Ferry Division will officially close the emergency ferry route, which carries motorists between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe.
The Hatteras-Ocracoke route will not revert to its regular winter schedule until sometime after Christmas.