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 Hatteras Island. 

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 alternate routes. 

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 Murray. 

For more information, call 252-473-2111, ext. 124.

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