Citizens and motorists in Corolla should be aware of two county improvement projects being initiated in January. One project will upgrade the county’s water infrastructure, while the other addresses certain public beach access points. During this construction period, citizens should be alert to possible traffic delays, construction equipment, and work crews in the area and use caution.
Raw Water Main: Beginning the week of January 18, Currituck County will begin upgrades to its raw water main line that serves the reverse osmosis water treatment plant. This involves installing a new 16” water main pipe to provide additional flow from the county wells to the Southern Outer Banks Water Plant. The project area will be located within the NC DOT right of way of NC Hwy 12 and Albacore Street starting at the water plant at 734 Ocean Trail. It will run along the east side of NC Hwy 12 to Albacore Street and then along the south side of Albacore Street to Corolla Drive. The project is due to be completed by May 2021.
Whalehead Public Beach Access Walkovers: Starting in the next two weeks, construction of three new walkovers will begin in the Whalehead subdivision. This is Phase I of a multi-year project to replace 13 public access walkovers due to age and deterioration. Barracuda, Perch, and Sailfish walkovers, all located on Lighthouse Drive in Corolla, will be the first three walkovers to be replaced. Phase I of this project is due to be completed by May 2021. During the next few months, please be alert to construction crews and equipment along Lighthouse Drive.