RALEIGH -- After this past weekend, crews came another step closer to completely repairing N.C. 12 in Dare County following Superstorm Sandy.
Department of Transportation crews placed 160 sandbags along a 0.4-mile stretch of road on Pea Island Friday and Sunday. That makes a total of 456 out of the 1,800 sandbags needed to create a barrier between the ocean and the road.
The goal of the construction is to reconnect all traffic on Hatteras Island to points north of Mirlo Beach. Part of the highway was destroyed as Sandy pounded the coast in November.
When crews finish placing sandbags, they'll rebuild dunes on top of them.
Crews also removed all sections of damaged pavement over the weekend.
NCDOT expects to have the road re-opened on or by Dec. 25.
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