Officials bumped up from fall 2026 to summer 2025 work on the second portion of the U.S. 17 Hampstead bypass.
Daytime lane closures on Emerald Isle bridge begin Sunday
A state highway contractor is to begin Sunday instituting daytime lane closures on weekdays on the Emerald Isle bridge on N.C. 58 for the ongoing bridge preservation project.
Pamlico Sound ferries on altered schedule due to shoaling
The Ferry Division is running an alternate schedule between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke due to critical shoaling issues in the ferry channel near Ocracoke.
Submerged power lines further delay ferry channel realignment
Underwater power lines crossing Hatteras Inlet’s Connector Channel have created another delay in finalizing the realignment of the Hatteras ferry channel.
Dredging to begin in Bigfoot Slough this weekend
A Corps of Engineers-contracted dredge is to start clearing shoaling in the state ferry channel leading into Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Terminal, the N.C. Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
Hearing set on water resources grants temporary rules
The state is holding a public hearing Nov. 14 on adopting temporary rules for grants for local governments for aquatic weed control, coastal storm damage mitigation, and shallow draft navigation channel dredging.
Meeting Thursday on Hatteras bridge replacement
The public can drop in anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday during the informal open house on plans to replace bridge No. 8 on N.C. 12.
DEQ to invest $6.8M in electric vehicle charging network
Several coastal communities are being awarded part of the $6.8 million from the state’s share of the VW settlement to install electric vehicle chargers or upgrade existing ones.
Executive order on electric truck program on EMC agenda
The state Environmental Management Commission meets Nov. 10 in Raleigh
NCDOT to begin removing old N.C.12 ‘S-curves’ Monday
NCDOT crews are to begin Monday removing pavement and sandbags from the S-curves, a 2-mile section of road formerly part of N.C. 12.
Miss Katie dredge to be christened Oct. 13 in Wanchese
Community day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13, followed by a christening ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at Wanchese Harbor.
NC 12 open Tuesday after overwash forces closure Monday
N.C. Highway 12 remained open between Rodanthe and Oregon Inlet on Tuesday morning, after closing for roughly three hours on Monday afternoon due to ocean overwash, however, sand and water remain on the roadway, per an update from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Flooding, winds expected at Cape Hatteras Seashore
National Park Service officials advise caution while traveling through or using Cape Hatteras National Seashore grounds.
Ocracoke passenger ferry seasonal service ends Wednesday
Because of strong winds heavy rains forecast for this weekend, officials are ending the seasonal service and expect other ferry routes to be impacted.
Harkers Island bridge construction progresses
The sun sets last week behind the $60 million bridge under construction between Straits and Harkers Island in Carteret County. The project, which began in late 2021, is to replace two bridges that connect Harkers Island and the mainland, including the Earl C. Davis Memorial Bridge. Photo: Dylan Ray
N.C. 12 to return Thursday to off-season speed limits
Officials recommend travelers stay cautious as visitor traffic will remain steady through the fall.