The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has startedthe process of adding sand and sandbags to portions of N.C. Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island to address the lingering effects from September’s Hurricane Dorian.
The project involves placing more than 2,500 sandbags along 4,200 feet of roadway at the north end of the island. While no major traffic delays are anticipated, NCDOT will have traffic control in place to maintain a safe environment.
Contractors hope to have the project complete in three months, but the process is weather-dependent. If completion is not possible by mid-May, work will stop until after Labor Day to facilitate summertime traffic.