NCDOT is temporarily lowering the speed limit at dusk and dawn from 55 mph to 20 mph on the Manns Harbor William B. Umstead Bridge.
Surf City to use catch basins to address NC 50 flooding
The Topsail Island town was recently awarded grants to cover the cost of the nature-based solution for its critical stormwater problems on a portion of South Shore Drive, the main thoroughfare and a state highway.
Still no timetable for ‘jug handle’ bridge opening to traffic
NCDOT is still uncertain when the of Rodanthe “jug handle” bridge will open to traffic.
18 miles of I-40 in Pender County to be upgraded
Lane closures are likely as a nearly 20-mile segment of I-40 is upgraded in Pender County.
Pamlico Sound ferries resume full summer schedules
Ferries to and from Ocracoke from Cedar Island and Swan Quarter have resumed regular summer schedules.
Summer photo contest celebrates 75 years of ferry system
Submit photos of family, pets or scenery to the state Ferry Division’s summertime photo contest in celebration of the system’s 75th anniversary.
Southern Shores files amicus brief in Currituck bridge case
The amicus, or friend of the court, brief was filed June 13. Joining Southern Shores as appellees are Duck, Currituck County, Dare County Tourism Board, Duck Community and Business Alliance and Currituck Chamber of Commerce
With sale, Bald Head Island ferry to remain privately owned
The company buying the ferry and related assets promised a smooth transition with no increase in fares for at least a year.
Surf City awarded $250,000 grant for stormwater work
The Golden LEAF Foundation grant to go toward feasibility study of South Shore Drive, part of N.C. 50 on Topsail Island.
Worsening conditions challenge Ocracoke ferry operations
Various solutions have been put forward to address persistent and increasingly disruptive problems affecting navigation in constantly changing Hatteras Inlet, a vital route for Outer Banks residents and the economy.
NCDOT delays Rodanthe bridge opening to repair markings
Pavement markings installed earlier this week do not meet NCDOT specifications and will need to be replaced.
Labor shortage, shoaling leads to ferry schedule changes
Because of labor shortage at Hatteras and severe shoaling issues in Pamlico Sound, ferry summer schedules to and from Ocracoke Island have been adjusted until further notice.
Recent shoaling highlights shallow-draft navigation woes
A nor-easter in May exacerbated already difficult conditions for transportation and businesses that rely on navigable Outer Banks inlets, as officials contend with both federal and private dredge fleets that are stretched thin.
Cedar Island, Swan Quarter ferries back on schedule
Cedar Island and Swan Quarter ferry routes returned to regular summer schedules in time for the holiday weekend, but an ongoing worker shortage continues to make interruptions possible for the Hatteras vehicle ferry route.
NCDOT prepares for hurricane season
NCDOT is readying for hurricane season with a new system that can track in real time flood risks to roads, bridges and culverts.
Oregon Inlet unnavigable by most vessels: Army Corps
An area of Oregon Inlet along the Marc Basnight Bridge was completely shoaled in, officials said Friday.