N.C. 12 Sandbag and Dune Rebuilding Update - 1/28/13
Dune rebuilding is now complete along the part of N.C. 12 just north of Mirlo Beach that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and a pair of Nor’easters last year. Traffic was restored to its normal pattern over the weekend at the S-Curves.
The contractor completed shaping the shoulders and removing excess and windblown sand. The dune held up very well in Thursday’s high north-to-northwest winds and rough seas. The contactor has demobilized equipment from the site.
NCDOT will put down a final layer of asphalt on the highway this spring, once temperatures are more conducive to the work.
Since the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route suspended operations Jan. 18, the contractor hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has removed 102,723 cubic yards of material to a required depth of 10-feet and the project is approximately 65 percent complete by quantity. The Dredge Richmond is currently located in the vicinity of navigation aid 9A.
Please click on the links for more information on exact dredging operations.