The North Carolina Department of Transportation is conducting a paving project on South Croatan Highway in Nags Head during winter and spring 2023. Please keep this in mind when traveling the road and be sure to slow down to ensure everyone's safety.
The improvements include installing new pavement and replacing drainage pipes at West Oak Knoll Drive, Baltic Street, and in front of Nags Head's town hall.
Prior to paving, the highway's shoulders will be scraped ahead of milling and filling, which prepares the road for new pavement.
Shoulder scraping will take place first, progressing north from Whalebone Junction (the intersection of the highway with South Virginia Dare Trail and US 64). This work may take several weeks to complete. Outer lane closures are expected in the work zones.
Starting the week of February 6, 2023, work to replace the drainage pipes will begin, proceeding from north to south. The mill and fill portion of the project will also begin, but will proceed from Gray Eagle Street and progress north.
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.