The Hyde County Airport is open once again, after a surface improvement and re-stripping project by the DOT. The county says those improvements will extend the life of the existing asphalt.
It's the second major project completed this year for the airport in Engelhard. In the spring, all lighting at the airport was upgraded.
Aviation in Hyde County will get another boost with the construction of a new helipad at the Ocracoke Airport this fall. The helipad will be finished before the start of the Highway 12 bridge replacement project so critical patients can be easily airlifted off the island.