to the stacking lanes on the Ocracoke side of the Hatteras / Ocracoke
ferry are now complete and are in use, per a Friday afternoon
announcement from the NCDOT Ferry System.
repairs were needed after a series of winter storms and March
nor’easters, which damaged the lanes at the northern end of Ocracoke
Island that are used by vehicles waiting to board the ferry to
Hatteras. Two of the five lanes washed away during the extreme winter
weather this year.
restoration project included placing sandbags to protect the lanes,
building a sand dune to protect the vehicle waiting area, and
resurfacing the lanes.
$533,000 project was conducted by Sawyer’s Land Developing of Belhaven,
NC. Work and was completed before its expected July 27 deadline.