the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s closure of Highway 12
for a weekend in Frisco, Dare County Emergency Management has arranged
for shuttle service from the north and south sides of the construction
site. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP OF DETOUR
The highway will close at milepost 65 in Frisco at 7
p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, for a necessary culvert pipe replacement. The
road will reopen no later than 6 a.m. on Monday, March 3.
culvert pipe being replaced is located south of Timber Trail in Frisco.
The pipe stretches underneath both lanes of Highway 12. To perform the
replacement, NCDOT must remove the existing pipe, lay new pipe and
reconstruct the road surface. The culvert replacement was coordinated
to occur during the slower visitation season and prior to a resurfacing
project for NC 12 scheduled for the spring.
During the replacement project, Cape Hatteras National Seashore will offer a temporary route for off-road vehicles (ORVs) as a detour.
those without access to a four-wheel drive vehicle, Dare County
Emergency Management has arranged for shuttle service from the north
and south sides of the construction site.
March 1 and Sunday, March 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dare County
Transportation and Dare County Schools will provide service from the
Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies in Buxton (on the
north end) and from the Frisco Bath House Parking Area (on the south
Departure times for shuttles from each parking
area will be 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2.
On Saturday, the vans will also provide service at Oden’s Dock in Hatteras for the planned oyster roast, Shellabration.
shuttle will pick passengers up from each location and drop them near
the construction site where the Department of Transportation will
provide a temporary walkover for access to the other side. Vans
will be available to take passengers to the other parking area.
the shuttle service is only available at the parking areas listed above
and no other sites. There is no parking near the construction
area, so anyone who plans to utilize the temporary walkway must use the
Area residents and visitors are advised
to plan ahead for the closure. For more information on this closure as
it becomes available, visit the NCDOT NC 12 FaceBook page. For more
information on ferry service to and from Hatteras Island, visit the
NCDOT Ferry Division website. For real-time travel information, call
511 or visit www.ncdot.gov/travel.