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NCDOT begins Ocracoke sandbag project

The N.C. Department of Transportation announced that it has begun placing additional sand and sandbags along portions of N.C. 12 on Ocracoke Island. The project is designed to shore up four segments of the roadway damaged by Hurricane Dorian and a subsequent storm in November.

The project will involve 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 extremely weather-dependent. If completion is not possible by mid-May, work will stop until after Labor Day in order to facilitate summertime traffic.

RPC of Kitty Hawk is still the prime contractor on this project. W.M. Dunn is the subcontractor for the sandbag work. The cost is $1.6 million.

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