- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The N.C. Department of Transportation has completed work on a project which replaced sand on a stretch of N.C. Highway 12.

NCDOT says Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois. have completed dredging and placing approximately 1.7 million cubic yards of sand to protect the “S-Curves” north of Rodanthe on Hatteras Island in Dare County.

This project is designed to provide several years of protection before a long-term project is completed for that stretch of N.C. 12 where storms, including Hurricane Sandy, resulted in severe beach erosion along the road.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $20.3 million contract in June to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock for the project. The Federal Highway Administration approved Hurricane Sandy emergency relief funds to pay for this project.

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