Prong Road, adjacent to the north end ferry terminal (South Dock) will be closed to the public Nov. 7 through the end of the month while NCDOT trucks use it to transport dredge spoil to vulnerable parts of N.C. 12. Photo: C. Leinbach

Prong Road at the north end of Ocracoke Island will be closed from 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, through the end of the month, as part of a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) project to protect a vulnerable stretch of N.C. Highway 12 from flooding.

Prong Road is an ORV-accessible soundside beach that is next to the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry terminal.

The closure of Prong Road will allow the NCDOT to safely access the existing spoil pile and more efficiently haul sand to the sandbag area of N.C. Highway 12, as large dump trucks will be able to avoid areas of erosion and soft sand through the temporary use of Prong Road during the project, according to an NPS beach access notice.

If Prong Road reopens prior to the end of November, it will be announced on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s beach access table at:

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