NC County Spending $300K To Tame Massive Potholes

An Outer Banks community that likes being out of the way has decided it's time to pay for roadwork after nearly a generation of letting potholes grow so big they test the gears of four-wheel-drive vehicles.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Va., reported Saturday that Currituck County has decided to spend about $300,000 to fill and grade a three-mile section of a dune-side road near the unincorporated community of Carova.

The stretch has 75 potholes, one of which measures nearly a tenth of an acre.

The chasms on the unpaved primary route north and south along Currituck County's Outer Banks have developed over at least 20 years.

Full-time residents long resisted local road projects so the area would remain less accessible to outsiders. Federal wetlands regulations have also hampered upgrades.


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