Kitty Hawk Road pipe replacements delayed until after holiday

By on November 13, 2018

The pipe east of Moor Shore Road will be replaced first. (Sam Walker)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has delayed replacement of pipes that run under Kitty Hawk Road at two different locations until after Thanksgiving.

Extremely elevated water levels associated with heavy downpours Tuesday morning, and a forecast for rain the remainder of this week are the cause of the delay, according to an email from Town of Kitty Hawk Management Assistant Melody Clopton.

Reopening the road to traffic after the initial work that had started was held up Tuesday because it took longer than planned to clear the heavy equipment that had already been set-up. An overhead utility line was downed in the same area Tuesday evening, causing a further delay.

The work requires the closure of the main thoroughfare through Kitty Hawk Village for a total of two weeks to all traffic.

Kitty Hawk Road will now be closed between Shelby Avenue and Moor Shore Road, just west of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, from Monday, Nov. 26 at 7 a.m. to Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.

Replacement of the culvert between Elijah Baum and Herbert Perry roads, west of Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, has been pushed back to Monday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 8.

Emergency vehicles will not be able to travel through the work zone during the closures, and all traffic will have to use U.S. 158 and The Woods Road as a detour.

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As of 6:00pm the road still has barriers up

We’ve updated the story to reflect the delays.