While N.C. 12 south of Nags Head remains closed due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene last month, NCDOT continues to make progress fixing the breaches and areas of over wash in order to improve and reopen the highway.
At the Rodanthe breach area, crews continue to stockpile sand for dune reconstruction and fill sandbags.
At the temporary bridge location on Pea Island, crews continued to drive piles at the north end. Crews also continued to preassemble and sort temporary bridge components. Yesterday afternoon, crews were able to move 4 loads of piles to the south end of the breach.
NCDOT estimates that the roadway could be fully reopened sometime in early October depending on weather conditions between now and then.