For information about current road conditions from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, visit or dial 511. When dialing 511 on weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., weekends from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and state holidays from 9:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., callers speak directly with an operator who can answer traffic and travel-related questions. Overnight and during emergencies, travelers should go to for the latest travel information.

Tops for Motorists

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  • Bicycles are not required to ride on adjacent bicycle paths. Please share the road.

  • When traffic-control signals are not in place vehicle drivers shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk. (General Statute 20-173.a)

  • In the summertime, Virginia Dare Trail ("the beach road") is very busy with pedestrian traffic. The Town of Duck and the Town of Nags Head provide walkways for pedestrian traffic. In all other areas, please exercise extreme caution. You must yield to all pedestrians crossing at designated crosswalks.

Road Safety Tips

Tips for Pedestrians
Tips for Cyclists