Currituck-Knotts Island ferry route to adjust schedule for new school times

Published 7:06 am Monday, August 15, 2022

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Currituck-Knotts Island ferry route will be adjusting its daily schedule starting August 23.

The changes come at the request of Currituck County Schools, which is changing the time of day school starts and ends for the new school year.

The new schedule, as of August 23, will be:

  • From Currituck: 6:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
  • From Knotts Island: 7:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
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The Currituck-Knotts Island ferry route was created in 1962 to serve school children who commute between Knotts Island and the Currituck County mainland. Prior to the route’s creation, school buses had to take a circuitous, 90-minute route through Virginia Beach and Chesapeake to travel to and from school.