HARKERS ISLAND — The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for a long-awaited project to replace the two bridges that connect Straits on the mainland to Harkers Island with a single span.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Electric scooters may provide an alternative to cars to get around Atlantic Beach, but town officials want to be sure safety restrictions are in place.
HATTERAS — Ocracoke Island’s charm stems from its isolation, but that isolation brings challenges. Especially when storms hit, it can be difficult to get vital supplies onto the island, but it may soon become a little easier thanks to successful drone trial flights conducted Thursday.
BEAUFORT — A state Department of Transportation committee has preliminarily approved Carteret County’s application to rename the new bridge over North River after the late, longtime County Commissioner Jonathan Robinson.
HARKERS ISLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is making changes to local navigational aids that could affect commercial fishing.
CARTERET COUNTY — Officials with the N.C. Department of Transportation recently announced engineers have resumed planning and design work on several projects previously on hold because of department-wide funding issues.
ATLANTIC BEACH — A company is looking into bringing a new alternative mode of transportation to Atlantic Beach — electric scooters.
MOREHEAD CITY — Several Carteret County roads will be getting an upgrade beginning this weekend as N.C. Department of Transportation crews start a resurfacing project.
MOREHEAD CITY — After hearing an outpouring of concern about traffic safety on Highway 24 as it related to a recent rezoning request, the Morehead City Council will ask the N.C. Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on a portion of the highway from 55 to 45 mph.
CEDAR POINT — The N.C. Department has offered the town of Cedar Point $4,525 for two narrow strips of property along the north side of Highway 58, but the board has opted to make a counteroffer.
BEAUFORT — With less than two years left to fully complete the project, officials with Michael J. Smith Field Airport hope to soon start taking bids for the reconstruction of around 30 hangars damaged or destroyed by hurricanes Florence and Dorian.
CARTERET COUNTY — The long, hot days of summer are fast approaching, and with post-pandemic travel picking up nationwide, tourism officials in Carteret County predict the upcoming Memorial Day weekend could potentially break visitation records for the Crystal Coast.
RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is now accepting applications from communities for the 2021 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative.
OCRACOKE — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division announced Tuesday it will return to its full schedule on the Pamlico Sound ferry routes between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke beginning Wednesday.
NEWPORT — A section of a Carteret County road will temporarily close beginning next week while N.C. Department of Transportation maintenance crews replace a pipe.
CEDAR POINT — To help relieve congestion at a busy Carteret County intersection, the N.C. Department of Transportation will install a temporary traffic management tool this week at Highway 24 and Highway 58.
CEDAR ISLAND — The state’s ferry service is facing a shortage of workers that could affect schedules on certain routes this summer, but officials with the service say it won’t impact the Cedar Island route in Carteret County.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — Town officials are going to pursue with the N.C. Department of Transportation a lower speed limit along Highway 58 in Pine Knoll Shores.
EMERALD ISLE — The N.C. Department of Transportation is scheduling multiple overnight lane closures on the Emerald Isle high-rise bridge beginning Sunday.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority approved changes to hangar rental rates at Michael J. Smith Field Airport in an effort to simplify the rate structure and provide an avenue for yearly increases.
OCRACOKE — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division announced Tuesday it is extending the alternate ferry schedule for routes on the Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Ocracoke and Swan Quarter due to continued shoaling issues near Ocracoke.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority has selected Talbert & Bright to continue serving as the engineer of record for the Michael J. Smith Field Airport in Beaufort.
OCRACOKE — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division announced it is running an alternate schedule on Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island, Swan Quarter and Ocracoke due to critical shoaling issues in the ferry channel outside Ocracoke’s Silver Lake Harbor.
CEDAR POINT — State transportation officials announced they will be conducting a pilot project utilizing a “zipper merge” at the intersection of Highway 24 and Highway 58 in an effort to relieve heavy traffic congestion, especially during the summer tourism season.
MOREHEAD CITY — With the project still paused at the preferred alternative selection stage,N.C. Department of Transportation officials have pushed back the start of right-of-way land acquisition for the Bridges Street extension project until at least 2027 and construction until 2028.