The upcoming bridge replacement project on Ocracoke Island is forcing the adjustment of ferry schedules this winter.
The state D.O.T. says beginning January 2nd and running through Marsh 15th, seven bridges will be replaced along Highway 12. During construction, traffic on the road will be retoured onto the beach.
The D.O.T. says because less traffic is expected from the north end of the island, schedules for the Hatteras/Ocracoke ferry will change.
Hatteras to Ocracoke
Depart 5 a.m. (both sides)
Depart Ocracoke on even hours
Depart Hatteras on odd hours
Last departure from Ocracoke at 8 p.m.
Last departure from Hatteras at 9 p.m. (except for scheduled school events or emergencies)
You will stil be able to reach the island by taking either the Cedar Island or Swan Quarter ferry.
Depart Ocracoke / Depart Swan Quarter
6:30 a.m. / 7 a.m. *
10 a.m. / 9:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. / 1 p.m.
4 p.m. * / 4 p.m.
*Fuel and delivery priority runs will depart Swan Quarter on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. and depart from Ocracoke on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
Depart Cedar Island / Depart Ocracoke
7 a.m. / 7 a.m.
10:30 a.m. / 10:30 a.m.
2 p.m. / 2 p.m.
5 p.m. / 5 p.m.