Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Outer Banks Highway 12 Connects Hatteras with North Carolina

There's great news for North Carolina's Outer Banks. Highway 12, closed since Hurricane Irene blew threw the area in late August, has reopened. Irene actually created a new inlet and washed out sections of road near Rodanthe. Late Monday, workers finished a 662-foot steel bridge over the inlet, connecting Hatteras Island with the rest of the mainland.

The North Carolina department of roads considers the fix temporary until they can develop a long-term strategy on how to handle damage caused by storms that hit the Outer Banks.

A ferry service had bee transporting residents between Rodanthe and Stumpy point since Irene.