Highway 12 To Hatteras Island Reopens

The economic lifeline to Hatteras Island reopened today after being washed out by Hurricane Irene. Highway 12 reopened to traffic shortly after 5:00 p.m.

The hurricane destroyed a section of the only road to Hatteras Island, and a new temporary bridge had to be built. That 664 foot long bridge cost $6.5 million.

The DOT says it hopes to have a permanent solution in place for the highway by 2016.

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