re-opened to traffic on Bodie Island
Whalebone Junction Visitor Center south to the intersection of Old
Oregon Inlet Road re-opened to traffic at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15.
Traffic on that section of the highway has been routed to Old Oregon
Inlet Road for several months during road construction.
According to the National Park Service, the construction project is 85
percent complete with a final top layer of pavement still to be done
between now and Memorial Day.
Beginning on Monday, April 18, weekdays only, Monday through Thursday,
short one-lane sections will be closed for construction. There will be
intermittent traffic delays in these sections during this phase of the
final paving process.
The Park Service advises using caution and obeying speed limits and
flag person-directed traffic flow patterns during these times. No road
construction will take place on the weekends, Friday through Sunday.