At the Rodanthe breach area, crews continue to stockpile sand for dune reconstruction and fill sandbags. A total of 2,250 dump truck loads of sand have been hauled in so far to fill the areas of roadway that were damaged.
At the temporary bridge location on Pea Island, crews continued to drive piles at the north. Crews also continued to preassemble and sort temporary bridge components. The framework was put into place for the footings at the locations where the pilings were driven Wednesday. Crews moved equipment and materials, including three loads of sheet piles, from the north end of the breach to the south end to begin pile driving. If the weather permits, crews will begin installing temporary supports tonight.
NCDOT estimates that the roadway could be fully reopened sometime in early October depending on weather conditions between now and then.