The Hyde County Manager’s Office will seek the public’s input on adding the Ocracoke Lighthouse to the existing tram service at a public listening session on Thursday, June 17, from 4:00- 5:30 p.m. at the Ocracoke Community Center.
The proposal includes adding a stop on the current tram route that includes the Ocracoke Lighthouse via Lighthouse Road, a pull-over stop at the lighthouse, and then a left turn onto Martha Jane Lane before rejoining the existing route on Irvin Garrish Highway.
The National Park Service estimates that 500 to 1,000 people visit the lighthouse every day during the peak visitor season, and per the proposal, adding the lighthouse stop will help ease traffic congestion on Lighthouse Road, and also minimize parking conflicts at the site.
The public can also submit comments on the addition of this tram stop by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or can leave a voice recording to be considered as public comment by dialing 252-926-5288.
The comment period is open until Friday, June 18, 2021.