Monday, September 20, 2010

Ferries & Hwy 12 Closure

I just received the following notices. Please read carefully if you are traveling to or from Ocracoke in the next couple of days.

First Notice (about Ferries):

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 20, 2010
Contact: Jonathan David Phillips, 919-716-5736


MECHANICAL FAILURE HALTS HATTERAS INLET DREDGING

Smaller vessels on schedule and making extra trips



RALEIGH — The N. C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will
have to hold off running its larger River Class ferries along Hatteras
Inlet a little longer. Mechanical failure shut down the U.S. Army Corp
of Engineers’ dredging project to fix the shoaling problem left in
Hurricane Earl’s wake.

Smaller Hatteras Class ferries are still running on the hour and
making extra trips to reduce wait times. Officials hope to resume
dredging by Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.

Commuters could experience some delays until the dredging is complete.

NCDOT discovered the shoaling problem at Hatteras Inlet Wednesday,
Sept. 15, preventing the larger River Class ferries from running. The
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers was brought in to dredge the channel, but
was forced to stop Saturday because of equipment failure.

For up-to-date information, call 1-800-293-3779 (BY-FERRY) and Press 1
or visit NCDOT Ferry at www.ncdot.gov/ferry/. In addition, follow news
updates about ferry projects at twitter.com/ncdot_ferry.

***NCDOT***

Jonathan David Phillips
Communications Officer
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Office: 919.716.5736


Second Notice (about Hwy 12 closure):

http://www.ncdot.org/traffictravel/

BOTH DIRECTIONS OF NC-12 CLOSED FROM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2010 AT
7:30 PM UNTIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND AT 5:00 AM FOR ROAD
MAINTENANCE SOUTH OF NAGS HEAD, IN DARE COUNTY

[Philip's note: This is between Buxton & Frisco]

Beginning at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010, and ending on
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010, at 5:00 AM, both directions of NC-12
will be closed for maintenance near Lullaby Lane (SR-1411), South of
Nags Head, Dare County. The closure is to allow for replacement of
pipes damaged during Hurricane Earl.

[Philip's note: I just spoke with someone from the DOT, and was told that there will be a detour around this closure, but not on State maintained roads.]

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Map Image:
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2 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Thanks for keeping folks up-to-date with current ferry and Highway #12 news. It's a big help!

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  2. Philip is on the ball
    Thanks buddy for the info

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