Temporary road closure extended through Friday, March 25, 2022


The temporary road closure that began on February 21, 2022, for West Third Street, from its intersection with US 158 to the Dare Centre entrance, for utility and roadway improvements by Fred Smith Company has been extended through Friday, March 25, 2022, in order to allow the crews to continue their work in a safe and efficient manner.

This closure is necessary for the installation of a large drainage culvert, multiple small drainage cross lines, new water mains, new curb and gutter, and to accommodate a slight shift in the alignment of West Third Street as it approaches US 158.

Due to an anticipated increase in traffic volumes during this closure, all motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are urged to proceed with extra care and patience during their travels.

West Third Street Access:  Access to West Third at the intersection with US 158 will be prohibited during this closure. Local traffic will access West Third Street from the west using West Fifth Street to Bay Drive, then Bay Drive to West Third Street. This will be the only marked detour route. 

Dare Centre Access: All entrances to the Dare Centre are planned to remain open.

Circle K Convenience Store/Fueling Station Access, located at 1800 N. Croatan Hwy: Only the US 158 entrance will remain open during the closure.

Access to the houses at 106, 108 and 200 West Third Street, will remain open from the west only. (There will be limited road width.)

For questions, please contact the Public Services Department, at 252-480-4080.

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