By Outer Banks Voice on June 13, 2022
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued this June 13 release indicating that temporary lane closures resulting from the project on Colington Road have now been extended into the evening hours.
Here is the latest information
Nighttime grading work will begin tonight [June 13] on the project to improve Colington Road in Dare County. Motorists can expect temporary lane closures and delays while the work is underway.
Under the terms of the contract, nighttime road work can occur any time between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday. During the evening operations, the contractor will be performing grading work in preparation for the following day’s paving.
A flagger will be stationed at both ends of the operation to guide vehicles through the lane closures. Motorists should drive with caution through the construction zone and factor short delays into their drive times.
The Colington Road project is designed to make major improvements to 4.3 miles of a busy and flood-prone road near Kill Devil Hills. It includes repaving, realignment of substandard curves, seven-foot-wide paved shoulders to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians, additional turn lanes and raised grades on flood-prone sections of the road.
Major roadwork is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2023, with final completion of the project set for the spring of 2024.
(Editor’s Note by Mark Jurkowitz: As someone who travels on Colington Road frequently, even before the nighttime closures were announced, driving on the curvy road had become increasingly challenging due to the construction. And wait times at traffic stops during lane closures have become increasingly lengthy.)