Hot Spot #3 - Roadanthe 'S' Curves Page Header
 

Hot Spot #3 begins near SR 1492 in Rodanthe and extends northward to approximately 2.0 miles north of SR 1495, a total length of 2.4 miles. The beach is being eroded at a rate of approximately 10-15 ft/yr. Recent storms have caused major flooding, leaving sand and water on the roadway. There has been a significant loss of dunes between the beach and NC 12 along private property in this area, partly due to heavy pedestrian traffic across the dunes. The road also tends to be lower than property located on each side. These two factors contribute greatly to flooding from access roads.

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