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Ferry Division to modify Hatteras Ferry schedule tomorrow for road closure

Pulling into the Hatteras Ferry dock.

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Ferry system will adjust its Hatteras-Ocracoke schedule tomorrow (Sunday, March 12) owing to the scheduled closure of N.C. 12 in Frisco for culvert work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The amended ferry schedule will be as follows:

Hatteras to Ocracoke – 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11 a.m., and noon, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11 p.m., and 12 a.m.

Ocracoke to Hatteras – 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:30, and 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m., 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30,9:30 and 10:30 p.m., and 12:30 a.m.

N.C. 12 is being closed between Lassiter Lane and Lullaby Lane in Frisco for DOT crews to replace three culverts under the roadway. They will excavate the culverts, replace them with corrugated metal pipes and then will repair the roadway with rock to re-open the road to traffic.

During the closure, a detour route will be available only for four-wheel drive vehicles. The southbound detour will begin at Ramp 44 off Lighthouse Road at the Cape Hatteras Light Station in Buxton. The northbound detour will begin at Ramp 49 off Billy Mitchell Road in Frisco.

The 8.3-mile detour will be clearly marked from Highway 12 and along the detour route in both directions. Motorists using the detour should follow the posted speed limit and directional signage. Use of the detour route is at the driver’s own risk, and NCDOT is not responsible for towing stranded or stuck vehicles.

Area residents and visitors have been encouraged to plan ahead for the closure. For more information on this closure as it becomes available, visit the N.C. 12 Facebook page.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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