Service begins construction
of Ramp 25 on Hatteras
is underway for the National Park Service’s new ramp between Avon and
Salvo on Hatteras Island in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
new oceanside Ramp 25, located between Ramps 23 and 27 and funded with
ORV fee monies, is one of several proposed construction projects to
facilitate beach access for the public – both ORVs and pedestrians --
as part of the final Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan for the seashore.
The contractor is DOT Construction/Barnhill Contracting Company.
The project includes:
- Creation of a 30-foot wide
sand/shell mix ramp leading from Highway 12 to the beach.
of the dune to create a gentle slope for ORV traffic while maintaining
a crest height similar to the existing dune landscape.
boardwalk that will be constructed parallel to the new ramp to provide
for pedestrian access. The boardwalk will be ADA (American
Disabilities Act) compliant.
total construction project is expected to be completed by late
summer. All public entry to the area is prohibited during
In addition, three other contracts on Ocracoke Island are nearing
Ocracoke Soundside Ramp and Silver Lake Marina dock projects, both
Hurricane Sandy funding projects, received major renovations and will
be ready for use later this spring.
Some improvements at the Ocracoke Soundside Ramp include:
- New finger piers
- Replacement of broken concrete
- Replacement of failed wooden
bulkheads on both sides of the boat ramp with new vinyl sheet pile
The Silver Lake Marina dock project includes:
- New decking material
- New electric and water service
- Newly installed electric and water
pedestals and boat cleats
Ocracoke Campground water-line project, in the final stages and funded
with annual cyclic maintenance monies, will be partially completed by
opening day, Friday, April 18, for the 2014 camping season.
entire campground will be opened the first week of May.
For more information, please contact the park at 252-473-2111 or for
general information check the park website at www.nps.gov/caha.