Currituck Considers Safe Zone For Beachgoers

Currituck County commissioners may consider designating a safe zone on off-road beaches in the summer so that sunbathers won't have to cross traffic.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported that the proposal is one of several that county staffers have proposed to relieve heavy traffic and safety concerns on an 11-mile stretch of beach road on the northern Outer Banks.

The staff is recommending a change to traffic pattern on the beach during tourist season. The safe zone would push parked cars and sunbathers closer to the shore and steer traffic behind them.

Any change to the existing beach traffic pattern will require an ordinance change, public hearing and approval from commissioners.

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