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Oregon Inlet Boat Ramp to be Closed

Oregon Inlet boat ramp parking lot will be closed the week of March 23 while the pavement undergoes a preservation project. Photo: National Park Service

The Oregon Inlet boat ramp and parking lot will be closed for up to a week later this month while the parking lot has a 3/4-inch layer of asphalt pavement overlay placed on top of existing pavement.

The Federal Highway Administration will begin the process March 23 of preserving the existing pavement at the Oregon Inlet boat ramp parking lot, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.

During this phase of the project, a part of the Federal Highway Administration’s pavement preservation project at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the parking lot and public boat ramps will be closed for three to five days. The reopening of the Oregon Inlet boat ramp parking lot will be announced on the Seashore’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

While the boat ramps are closed, boaters can use the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission’s Washington Baum Bridge Boating Access Area at the west end of the Washington Baum Bridge in Manteo.

The Federal Highway Administration began a project in April 2019 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.

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