October 27, 2015
DOT to begin repair work on Highway 12 in Kitty HawkThe
N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the repair
of a section of Highway 12/Beach Road in Kitty Hawk damaged during a
storm earlier in October.
A $412,933 contract was awarded to Waff Contracting Inc. of Edenton for
the reconstruction of Highway 12/Beach Road between Kitty Hawk Road and
Lillian Street, as well as the reconstruction of the dune along this
stretch of road.
Work is expected to begin this week and will be complete by mid-December, weather permitting.
NCDOT closed N.C. 12/Beach Road between Lillian Street and White Avenue
on Sunday, Oct. 4, because of deep water on the road as a result of
impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and the neighboring storm system. High
tidal waves washed out a 700-foot-long dune, made completely out of
sand near Milepost Four at this location.
Highway 12/Beach Road was then damaged on Monday, Oct. 5, due to waves
crashing on the pavement. NCDOT reopened the road between White Avenue
and Kitty Hawk Road earlier this month However, the closure has
remained in place at the damaged location between Kitty Hawk Road and
As part of the repairs, crews will reconstruct the dune using sandbags,
which will be installed eight feet below the edge of pavement to
protect the road, and then cover the bags with sand. Crews are expected
to lay 375 sandbags, each measuring 10 feet long, as part of this
project. They will also repave the damaged section of roadway and
install new sand fencing. The newly constructed dune system will
be planted with sea grass in spring 2016.
This new dune will connect to the existing sandbag dune constructed
earlier this summer just south of this location. On the opposite end,
it will connect to a dune 200 feet to the north that was constructed
using sandbags in 2003 and extended in 2004, following Hurricane
Isabel. This will allow for a continuous line of sandbags protecting
Highway 12 in this area.
During the project, traffic will continue to use U.S. 158/Croatan Highway as a detour route.
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