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NC 12 Traffic Detour to Start Monday

CAPE HATTERAS NATIONAL SEASHORE — Traffic will be detoured during starting Monday during a two-week pavement preservation project on about 4.5 miles of N.C. 12 at the north entrance of the national seashore, the National Park Service announced.

Paving at Frisco Campground. Similar work is scheduled to begin Monday at the north entrance of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Photo: NPS

The Federal Highway Administration is to place a layer of asphalt pavement overlay on top of the existing pavement beginning at the north entrance to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and ending at the entrance of South Old Oregon Inlet Road. The asphalt overlay protects and lengthens the life of the existing pavement along N.C. 12.

Both lanes of N.C. 12 will be closed during this phase of the pavement preservation project, the seashore announced.

Southbound and northbound vehicles will be detoured to South Old Oregon Inlet Road, or State Road 1243, to minimize traffic delays associated with the project. The detour route is anticipated to be in place for around two weeks.

The highway administration in April began a one-year project to preserve around 43 miles of  paved roads and parking areas within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial. The contractor for the $6.9 million project is Bryant’s Land & Development Industries, Inc. from Burnsville.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore  publishes pavement preservation progress updates, notifications of temporary construction closures, and project photos on the Federal Highway Administration Pavement Preservation Project webpage.

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