NC Highway 12 traffic in Frisco reopens

FRISCO, N.C. (WAVY) – State transportation officials say that N.C Highway 12 reopened after it closed early Sunday to allow crews to repair culverts.

A few hundred feet of the beach highway was accessible only to four-wheel-drive vehicles from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m  while traffic was diverted  to the beach. Originally the work was expected to finish at 7 p.m.

A news release from the State Transportation Department on Friday said a detour of more than eight miles would divert traffic at beach access Ramp 44 near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton.

Three aging culverts were replaced with corrugated metal pipes.