Prong Road on Ocracoke Island to close for a few weeks starting Nov. 7
From 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 7, through the end of the month, Prong Road on Ocracoke Island will be closed as part of a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) project to protect a vulnerable stretch of N.C. Highway 12 from flooding.
Prong Road is located on the northern end of Ocracoke Island, and is an ORV-accessible soundside beach that is next to the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry terminal.
The closure of Prong Road will allow the NCDOT to safely access the existing spoil pile and more efficiently haul sand to the sandbag area of N.C. Highway 12, as large dump trucks will be able to avoid areas of erosion and soft sand through the temporary use of Prong Road during the project.
If Prong Road reopens prior to the end of November, it will be announced on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s beach access table at: http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess.