The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is currently conducting a paving project on South Croatan Highway in Nags Head. Please keep this in mind when traveling the road and be sure to slow down to ensure everyone's safety.
February 8, 2023 Update
NCDOT has made significant progress over the past several days on the US Hwy 158 resurfacing project. Work has begun in two separate locations in town. In the north end of town, crews have been working to replace the cross-highway storm pipe near the W. Oak Knoll Dr. intersection. The roadway portion of this work is anticipated to be completed late this afternoon, with uninterrupted traffic flow in either direction permitted after completion.
Construction crews will relocate tomorrow near the E. Baltic St. intersection and begin with the cross-pipe replacement at this location. Northbound traffic will be re-routed to E. Barnes St. through to S. Virginia Dare Trail. It is anticipated a full road closure near this location may be necessary to aid with pipe installation and traffic control measure placement but should be short in duration.
Milling and paving have begun immediately north of E. Gray Eagle St., with the outer northbound lane resurfacing completed through to milepost marker 14.5, immediately south of the Nags Head Municipal Complex. Milling and paving have transitioned to the outer southbound lane, with the inner (3) lanes open to traffic. Paving operation will continue southward for the next several days, weather permitting.
Additional updates will be provided as construction progresses.
Advance traffic messaging will be provided around the Whalebone Junction area and near Colington Rd. to alert motorists of the temporary change in traffic patterns. Other traffic control measures will be placed in advance of the active construction zones.
The project schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or extenuating circumstances that can result in construction delays.
Watch a video of prestation that NC DOT representatives gave to Nags Head's Board of Commissioners at their February 1, 2023. View the accompanying PowerPoint presentation.