Highway 12 Improvements to Coquina/Lighthouse Road Intersection
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) is seeking public comments on a Wetland Statement of Findings for a plan to improve N.C. Highway 12 at the intersection of Coquina Beach Access and Bodie Island Lighthouse Road. The Seashore and the North Carolina Department of Transportation propose to improve highway, visitor and employee safety by constructing longer turning lanes on to each road for both northbound and southbound traffic. The current turn lanes are narrow and short and there are no turn lanes into Coquina Beach Access for northbound vehicles. The highway speed limit and the high volume of traffic and frequency of vehicles turning into these two popular visitor areas dictates a need to improve the flow of traffic for visitor and staff safety.