Wednesday, September 14, 2011

N.C. 12 Update 9/13/2011

Since Wednesday, Sept. 7, more than 40 trucks have arrived carrying equipment and bridge materials to the project site.

The breach on Rodanthe has been filled with sand and temporary wooden mats are in place to allow crews access to the south end of the mid-Pea Island breach. Sand is being stockpiled for dune reconstruction. There are three biologists on site to assist with monitoring the wildlife while crews are working.

At the temporary bridge location on Pea Island, crews used computer equipment to determine how the remaining piles will be driven to ensure strength, protection of the piles and improve efficiency during installation. Seven more piles were driven on the north end that will serve as supports for the concrete footings.

Crews continue to preassemble and sort temporary bridge components. Surveying for the bridge and grading for the roadway as it approaches the bridge continues.

Link for ferry information on how visitors can get to Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras Village beginning Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 a.m. through Ocracoke.

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