N.C. 12 on Ocracoke, Hatteras Inlet ferry reopened Friday

By on September 27, 2018

Overwash on Wednesday was quickly cleared. (NCDOT)

The N.C. Department of Transportation on Friday reopened a portion of N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island that was damaged during Hurricane Florence.

During the storm, a protective dune adjacent to the highway on the north end of the island washed away and a 1.5-mile section of road was damaged. NCDOT crews have worked to remove sand, water and debris from the road.

Meanwhile, Barnhill Contracting of Rocky Mount was awarded an $806,000 emergency contract to repair pavement damage and reconstruct the protective dune.

Repair work will continue while the road is open, so traffic control and periodic lane closures will be in place until the entire project is complete at the end of November.

Also on Friday, the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route will resume service beginning at 4:30 a.m., and will run a full fall schedule:

Departures from Hatteras: 5, 6, 7, 8, 8:30, 9, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30 a.m. and noon, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 7:30, 8, 9, 11 p.m. and midnight.

Departures from Ocracoke: 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. and noon, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9, 9:30, 10:30 p.m., and midnight.

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