HATTERAS, N.C. (WAVY) - Officials say crews have begun repairing NC 12, which buckled and was battered by two hurricanes this year.
According to officials with NCDOT, crews are working on a temporary solution to allow traffic to flow from Hatteras Island to Mirlo Beach by placing sandbags, reconstructing dunes and rebuilding the road near Rodanthe.
Crews hope to make the area passable by Dec. 25, weather permitting.
Click here for the latest NC 12 repairs information from NCDOT.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.