KDH announces holiday halt to traffic-snarling construction work

KDH announces holiday halt to traffic-snarling construction work

By Outer Banks Voice on May 26, 2023

As frustration with snarled traffic and the snailโ€™s pace of travel mounts, the Town of Kill Devil Hills, on May 25, posted information on its Facebook page about a temporary halt in the work that has been impacting drivers on US-158 and Colington Road. (The start time for a May 24 public presentation on the Outer Banks Visitorsโ€™ Bureauโ€™s long-range tourism plan had to be delayed because people on their way to the event got stuck in traffic.)

The bottom line is that work on the Kill Devil Hills sidewalk update that has been choking traffic, as well as the construction at the busy intersection of Colington Road and US-158 will stop for the Memorial Day weekend. The former project should be concluded by early next month while the timetable is less clear on the work at the intersection.

Here is the Kill Devil Hills release. When you read it, you get the clear sense that town has been hearing it from angry motorists.

๐—ž๐——๐—› ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ: Good news, there will be NO lane closures for this work after business on May 25 through Monday, May 29. The contractorโ€™s tentative completion date for this project is June 3. We hear you all, and yes, the lane closures for the sidewalk project are frustrating, we agree. We understand the timing of the project is not ideal with the traffic volume beginning to increase, but the project is almost finished. Having sidewalks completed before the very busy summer months will allow for MUCH safer commutes for our pedestrian traffic.

๐—ก๐—–๐——๐—ข๐—ง ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ: The contractors will continue paving operations at the intersection of Colington Road and US-158 on 5/25. No further work will be performed on the project until Wednesday, May 31. NCDOT informed us that they would then have a better idea of the scheduled work for this project after the holiday weekend. We will continue to share any updated information as it is received. Please continue to drive safely and with patience.

For updates visit Town of Kill Devil Hills Facebook page.

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