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.