Week-long lane closures expected on N.C. 12 due to dune repairs

Posted at 12:03 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 12:03:57-04

OUTER BANKS, N.C. – The Outer Banks has been a little harder to get to in some parts with limited access to N.C. 12.

This seems like it will continue after the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) said dune repairs on N.C. 12 this week will cause lane closures.

According to NCDOT, motorists can expect single-lane closures while dune repairs are made during the day; and short and frequent closures of both lanes to allow for the safe movement of personnel working on the dunes.

There is standing saltwater on several sections of N.C. 12 between the Basnight Bridge and Hatteras Village.

Officials added that an operation to clear secondary roads on the Outer Banks of sand and debris is also underway.

Hurricane Dorian impacts N.C 12 greatly, with repairs still being made from the damage done then, as well.


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