Guest Column: The best path to a safe bridge and reliable highway By BETH MIDGETT

The issue of the Bonner Bridge replacement and access to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands has become an ever-increasing source of stress to our residents and visitors. There is the fear of physical danger involved in a bridge collapse and the anxiety about Highway 12 that accompanies each weather system that has been frustrating us even […]

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DOT struggling with Highway 12 repairs at the S-curves; more ferries added for holiday …..WITH SLIDE SHOW

North Carolina Department of Transportation crews have fought a losing battle trying to repair Highway 12 at the S-curves after Hurricane Sandy tore up the roadbed, leveled the dunes, and damaged the sandbags in the area almost two weeks ago. “Much of the right-of-way is in the ocean,” Jerry Jennings, District 1 engineer, told reporters […]

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Highway 12 open for 4-wheel drive vehicles in daylight hours only

The four-wheel-drive only access area of Highway 12 has reopened for daylight travel only, following an early morning accident that killed one North Carolina Department of Transportation employee.    Because safety is NCDOT’s top priority, Highway12 access will be closed to traffic at dark. The area is remote, and current road conditions are more challenging to navigate […]

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