THE LATEST FROM NCDOT - N.C. 12 from the Marc Basnight Bridge (Oregon Inlet) to Rodanthe is still closed as N.C. Department of Transportation crews continue to clear the road of sand caused by dune breaches. Officials are estimating that they will reopen N.C. 12. on Wednesday, November 20 by 3 p.m. Please note that this is not absolute and is subject to change.  NCDOT will continue to provide updates on N.C. 12 as new information is available.  For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.

Road Safety

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The unique geography of Dare County combined with the influx of visitors in the summer seasons creates distinctive challenges for pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicles on our roadways. Please keep the road safety tips in mind when riding your bike, walking, or driving on the Outer Banks.