April 4, 2013

Park Service begins repairs on some
parking areas and access ramps

National Park Service contract crews have begun repair work on several popular oceanside parking areas and beach access ramps on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands this week. 

The crews are from contractor DOT Construction of Beaufort, N.C., and subcontractor, Barnhill Contracting Co.

The work, expected to be completed by the end of June or earlier in some locations, includes repaving and restriping of parking areas and improvement to the entrance of Ramp 55 and the Pole Road to improve off-road vehicle access.

Park visitors can expect to see temporary closures of the parking lots adjacent to Ramp 27 between Salvo and Avon and Ramp 55 and the beginning of the Pole Road in Hatteras village and in the parking area near Milepost 64.5 on Ocracoke Island until the work is completed. 

The work at the various sites will be coordinated to allow ORV access to the beach via the existing ramps which might include short delays.  Ramp 55 will be closed for a short duration as a new section of asphalt is extended approximately 100 feet from the parking lot towards Ramp 55.  An exact date for this phase of the work has not been scheduled. 

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