Video: N.C. 12 on track to reopen by this evening

By on March 5, 2018

Baldwin Video and Above The Coast shot pictures and video with a drone Monday afternoon of the problems the N.C. Department of Transportation and Hatteras Island residents are facing on Pea Island, at Mirlo Beach and in Avon.

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Clean up efforts continued Tuesday morning of N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island, after more ocean overwash generated by a powerful nor’easter in the North Atlantic.

The only road on-and-off Hatteras and Ocracoke islands has been closed to traffic between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe since Saturday night, because of the amount of sand and water covering the highway.

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So Bud,

Jeff and I are still looking for an answer to his question. Where is the water supposed to flow to? Just let it run across the road anywhere and everywhere it wants?

Rick Shaftan

The 17-mile bridge is a scam to make Pea Island a “Human Free Zone” where privileged “scientists” could visit but those of us who actually live here could not.

12 just needs to be moved West, with a small bridge like one at New Inlet at the S-Curves and the Pea Island Station.


See – There’s the problem right there, John… The 17 mile bridge would have been a permanent fix and a single budgetary item (plus annual maintenance/repairs) where the current road is an on-going “need” for the government to increase our taxes every year.


Bud is correct. Just look at history of Nags Head after they built the raised bypass. How much money is the State of North Carolina going to spend over the next 50 years to keep this problem road open ? The 17 mile bridge down the sound would have taken care of this problem.

Jeff Kiefer

What do you mean by let it flow? Where would the road go?


This is what you get from building dune-lines and trying to prevent overwash. Let is flow and our island will be more healthy and larger.