I recently received this press release:
Expect Temporary Delays on NC 12 in Cape Hatteras National Seashores
Bodie Island District for Next Several Months
Date: February 1, 2011
Contact: Cyndy Holda, 252-473-2111 Ext. 148
Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that in mid-February
contractors from multiple agencies including the National Park Service
(NPS), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), North Carolina
Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the United States Navy, will
begin construction projects including resurfacing of NC 12 in the
Bodie Island section of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The projects
Replacement of drainage pipes along NC 12 by NCDOT
Preparation of road shoulders for widening NC 12 by NCDOT
Removal of several buildings associated with operation of an existing
radio tower by the US Navy
Paving of NC 12 from Whalebone Junction south to Highway 1243 (Old
Oregon Inlet Road) by the FHWA
Paving of the Bodie Island Lighthouse Road and parking areas
Replacement of the water line from Highway 1243 to the Bodie Island Lighthouse
Beginning Monday, February 14, 2011, the section of NC 12 just south
of Whalebone Junction Visitor Center to the intersection of SR1243
(Old Oregon Inlet Road) will be closed to traffic for approximately 30
days and all traffic will be detoured to SR 1243 during this period. A
single lane of traffic will reopen on NC 12 as soon as possible.
In addition, on February 21, 2011, the North Carolina Department of
Transportation (NCDOT) will begin construction along NC 12 from SR
1243 to the Oregon Inlet Bridge. This section of road will be open to
single lane traffic.
The total road construction project from Whalebone Junction to Oregon
Inlet Road will extend from February 14, 2011 through May 27, 2011.
Motorists may encounter temporary traffic delays of up to 20 -30
minutes for north and southbound lanes while the projects are being
For more information, please contact the park at 252-473-2111 ext. 148.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012111.htm.