NC plans Outer Banks road repairs after Arthur

Water from Hurricane Arthur buckled a section of North Carolina Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, seen in a Friday, July 4, 2014 photo provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. It is the same spot on Hatteras Island that was breached in Hurricane Irene in 2011. Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, but the weather along the narrow barrier islands had already cleared by Friday afternoon   (AP Photo/North Carolina Department of Transportation)
Water from Hurricane Arthur buckled a section of North Carolina Highway 12 on Hatteras Island, seen in a Friday, July 4, 2014 photo provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. It is the same spot on Hatteras Island that was breached in Hurricane Irene in 2011. Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, but the weather along the narrow barrier islands had already cleared by Friday afternoon (AP Photo/North Carolina Department of Transportation)

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina road workers are warning that traffic could be slowed this week on a key Outer Banks highway as work begins in earnest to repair damage caused by Hurricane Arthur.

The state Department of Transportation said crews will close one lane on the Bonner Bridge during daylight hours between Monday and Thursday so they can test the span linking Hatteras Island to the rest of the world.

DOT crews also will spend the week removing piles of marsh grass from the roadside that washed up during the storm.

Crews will start rebuilding dunes along North Carolina Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island. That work will take about three weeks, depending on the weather.

Workers are also repairing a section of road that buckled through the uninhabited Pea Island Wildlife Refuge.

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