Author Topic: Atl. Coast #5 Map 52 - Fort Fisher/Southport ferry closure Sept. - Oct. 1, 2019  (Read 310 times)

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Offline CMajernik

An extensive process to repair the ramp system at the North Carolina Ferry Division’s Southport Terminal is now underway. Barring weather or other delays, ferry service between Fort Fisher and Southport is tentatively scheduled to resume Oct. 1.

If anyone can recommend a detour we would appreciate it.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 11:55:26 am by CMajernik »
Carla Majernik
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Offline CMajernik

We have heard from a local government official about a detour. Unfortunately, he DOES NOT recommend it. Plus with Dorian there is hurricane damage in the area.

"There is no good alternative.  Maybe get them to Downtown Wilmington, take WAVE Transit’s Brunswick Connector over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to Brunswick Forest, US 17 south to Hazel’s Branch Rd. to Zion Church Rd. back onto US 17 south to NC 87 south to Southport. I wouldn’t do it."
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline HobbesOnTour

Does anyone have anymore updates on the Outer Banks route?
Currently heading towards Kitty Hawk but have heard one of the ferries is "locals only"?

Any input gratefully appreciated.

Offline HobbesOnTour

I'll reply for the benefit of others; Cedar Island - Ocaroke ferry is limited to locals only. No cyclists.

Offline DanE

I believe NC 12 on Ocracoke Island is still closed from Hurricane Dorian. I am referencing this NCDOT announcement: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2019/2019-09-19-ocracoke-road-repair-plan.aspx

Offline DanE

In addition to my previous post about NC 12 I also found this tweet from the NC DOT: https://twitter.com/NCDOT_NC12/status/1174694107131891714

If you are traveling from Kitty Hawk I would not go down the Outer Banks. There is no way off the southern end of the islands except through Ocracoke Village and with NC 12 closed there is no way to get there.

Offline HobbesOnTour

Thanks, Dan.
I arrived in Kitty Hawk today, or to be more accurate I was blown in!  :D

I've checked on and off for the past couple of weeks, do it's disappointing that I can't do the Outer Banks - but that's bike touring!

I'll be heading for an alligator park tomorrow  :)

Offline jwrushman

I'm not familiar with the Atlantic coast route, but the ferry from Fort Fisher to Southport is working. I was on it last week.