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With Fall Fishing Season Nearing, Cape Hatteras National Seashore Making Repairs to ORV Beach Access Ramps


Repairs are beginning on some ORV beach ramps at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. NPS photo.

With the fall fishing season quickly approaching, crews at Cape Hatteras National Seashore are making repairs to some of the ORV beach-access ramps.

The work is focused on Ramps 44, 45 and 49 on Hatteras Island, and temporary closures are expected to those three as well as the Interdunal Road between ramps 44 and 45. Cape Hatteras Superintendent Mike Murray says the work should be wrapped up by early October. The work at the various sites will be coordinated to allow ORVs to access the beach and bypass the construction areas via alternate routes, he adds.

In the flood prone area of Ramp 44, the work will concentrate on elevating and stabilizing the roadbed to alleviate conditions that allow water to stand for extended periods of time. The work is scheduled to begin today and completed by September 25. An alternate route via the Cape Point Campground will allow traffic to access the beach from Ramp 45.

The rehabilitation of the Interdunal Road, Ramp 45, and Ramp 49 will be graded sequentially beginning September 28 and continuing through October 10.

“The minor facelifts to these popular beach access ramps will be accomplished as quickly as possible with planned alternate routes for ORV users to continue to access their favorite fall fishing spots,” says the superintendent.

For more information, call 252-473-2111 ext. 124.

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