NCDOT hopes to re-open NC 12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe on Thursday, May 12

By on May 11, 2022

NCDOT crews working this morning to clear the roadway and rebuild protective dunes/berms. (NCDOT)


May 12, 2022 at 8 am update: Good morning. NC12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe remains CLOSED at this hour. The overnight high tide did cause some overwash and blown sand at Mirlo Beach and the Pea Island Visitor Center, although not as severe as the previous few tides. Our crews are working hard this morning to clear the roadway and rebuild protective dunes/berms. At this point, we are aiming to open the highway somewhere in the late morning/early afternoon timeframe. We’ll let you know as soon as we have an exact time.


May 11, 2022 at 4:23 pm: Unfortunately, safety concerns surrounding the severity of the next two high tide cycles are preventing us from reopening NC12 today. Our crews now have their sights set on mid-morning Thursday for a possible reopening.

We’ll update you as soon as we know for sure!

See also: NC12 remains CLOSED between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe




County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.


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