|Beach Access and Park Issues
| September 17, 2009
Park Service starts repairs on several Hatteras beach access ramps
National Park Service crews were scheduled to start work this week on
repairs at several popular off-road vehicle beach access ramps on
The work is expected to be completed by early October. Park
visitors can expect to see temporary closures of Ramp 44, Ramp 45, the
Interdunal Road between the two ramps, and Ramp 49 while the work is
completed. The work at the various sites will be coordinated to
allow ORVs to access the beach and bypass the construction areas via
In the flood prone area of Ramp 44, the work will concentrate on
elevating and stabilizing the roadbed to alleviate conditions that
allow water to stand for extended periods of time. The work began
on Wednesday, Sept. 16, and will be completed by Friday, Sept.
25. An alternate route via the Cape Point Campground will allow
traffic to access the beach from Ramp 45.
The Interdunal Road, Ramp 45, and Ramp 49 will be graded sequentially beginning Sept. 28 and continuing through Oct. 10.
“The minor facelifts to these popular beach access ramps will be
accomplished as quickly as possible with planned alternate routes for
ORV users to continue to access their favorite fall fishing
spots” said Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent Mike
For more information, call 252-473-2111, ext. 124.