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Commissioners Frustrated with NCDOT over Moyock Lane Closures

construction-one.jpgCurrituck County Commissioners recently expressed frustration with North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) concerning traffic delays due to the southbound lane closure on US 168 in Moyock on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

The previous evening NCDOT had been contacted by Currituck Sheriff's Department about pavement concerns in the area due to construction work by RPC taking place on the road during the week. After inspection of the area, NCDOT Engineers determined immediate repairs were necessary and in the interest of public safety one lane would need to be closed temporarily for emergency repairs. The construction-one.jpgclosure unfortunately caused massive traffic delays and backups with the pre-holiday tourist traffic traveling to the beach.

County Manager Dan Scanlon reached out to NCDOT Thursday, June 30, 2016, to obtain a status of potential lane closures expected over the next couple of weeks. NCDOT stated they will not have any lane closures during the weekends and resurfacing of US 168 in Moyock will be performed from Tuesday, July 5 to Friday July 8, 2016 and final pavement markers and rumble strips will be installed from Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15, 2016.

The public is advised to expect delays, stay alert in the construction area and to plan accordingly.