On Wednesday afternoon, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced that road crews had completed their work rebuilding the dune line between the Oregon Inlet Bridge and Rodanthe.
The dune line from north Rodanthe to the bridge was severely damaged during a week-long nor’easter which lingered offshore in mid-October, and which later became Subtropical Storm Melissa. The storm caused several closures of N.C. Highway 12 from October 10 to October 12 north of Rodanthe, particularly in the S-Curves area near Mirlo Beach. In the days since the storm, NCDOT crews have been diligently removing standing water and sand from the road and restructuring the dunes, however, one-lane closures along the highway have been necessary during this recent work.
With the completion of the dune rebuilding, both lanes of N.C. Highway 12 will continue to stay open from Rodanthe to the Oregon Inlet Bridge.
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