Update, October 11, 2023
Two important notes regarding the NC Department of Transportation's traffic signal lights on South Croatan Highway in Nags Head.
- You have likely noticed that traffic signal timing in the north end of town has been off. We have good news about this: the NC Department of Transportation's contractor is working on the issue. The milling of the highway's side streets, which has to be completed ahead of the repaving, caused the traffic signal loops to revert back to their default timing settings. Please know that the issue is being addressed.
- Pedestrians: Don't take traffic stopping on the highway as your cue to start crossing the road! Wait until you see the ️pedestrian crossing signal illuminate before heading into the crosswalk. Just because one side of the road has a red light does not mean you are free to go. Traffic could still have the green light on the other side of the street. Wait for the pedestrian crossing signal to illuminate!
Update, October 6, 2023
The North Carolina Department of Transportation South Croatan Highway paving project has been paused. We'll let you know when it restarts.
A contractor for the North Carolina Department of Transportation is resuming their South Croatan Highway paving project in Nags Head.
Starting Monday, September 25, 2023, the contractor will be milling the side streets along South Croatan Highway from Hollowell Street north to Eighth Street. The plan is for street paving to begin Monday, October 2.
Be prepared for outside lane closures on South Croatan Highway from Hollowell Street north to Eighth Street over the next week.
Motorists must exercise caution when traveling in the active construction area. We appreciate your patience and cooperation while construction is ongoing.
Additional updates will be provided as construction progresses.
The project schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or extenuating circumstances that can result in construction delays.