In the next two weeks the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division will be adding boats and runs to some of its most popular coastal routes.
On May 13, the Hatteras Inlet ferry will be switching from hourly departures to runs every 30 minutes from both terminals. Ferries will initially be running the longer, 55-minute route while channel dredging continues, but the Ferry Division expects to switch over to the original 40-minute route within weeks.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had to interrupt its dredging operation in Hatteras Inlet to fix an emergency situation in Oregon Inlet, but once that work is done the dredge will be back,” said Ferry Division Director Ed Goodwin. “We have every expectation to be running the shorter route by the end of May.”
Press Release, May 12, 2014