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  • Extended Bypass To Open Today At 1200

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 1, 2017 17-004


    Contact : Michael Barber, 252-475-9032


    Cape Point Bypass Extension Route Now Open to Off-Road Vehicle Users

    At noon today, Cape Hatteras National Seashore will open the Cape Point Bypass Road extension to the public. The project is a result of a recent Environmental Assessment (EA) and rule-making process that included public review.

    The project extends an existing sand bypass road near Cape Point approximately 0.5 mile to provide a continuous route to Cape Point from Ramp 44 that is entirely behind the dunes. It allows permitted off-road vehicle (ORV) users to completely bypass two locations near Cape Point, known as the narrows, where travel can be difficult at high tide.

    Superintendent David Hallac stated, "The decision to extend the bypass road is a result of the constructive public input we received during the planning process. It was clear that our users desired an alternative way to access Cape Point during times when erosion caused by storms and high tides may preclude beachfront travel. I am pleased to open the road to ORV users so quickly."

    Permitted ORV users can locate this road approximately 50 meters south of the opening of Ramp 44.

    ORV users are reminded that the speed limit on all ORV routes is 15 mph with a requirement to reduce speed to 5 mph when encountering pedestrians or others that are not in a vehicle.

    The EA and rule-making process also allowed for opening popular beaches earlier in the morning to ORV users, an extension in the spring and fall to the dates for seasonal ORV routes, an increase in the mileage available for ORV travel, the conversion of the 7-day ORV permit to a 10-day permit, the conversion of a calendar year permit to a permit that is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, and additional beach access projects near Cape Point and at sound-side areas on Ocracoke Island.

    More information is available here: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/documen...cumentID=76714 .














    Cheers Ya'll

    Ted A. Hamilton
    (aka Salvo Jimmy)
    Life Member of:
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    Fish Militia, Chicamacomico
    NCR&PA. Sub League
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  • #2
    Thanks Jimmy
    Scott

    Tyranny: Forcing someone to pay for what he doesn’t want “merely because you think it would be good for him.” Robert Heinlein

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    • #3
      NCBBA Facebook page has some good photos of the new bypass
      Cheers Ya'll

      Ted A. Hamilton
      (aka Salvo Jimmy)
      Life Member of:
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      Fish Militia, Chicamacomico
      NCR&PA. Sub League
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      • #4
        It would be nice if some one down there would video the drive out the new and improved 44 and out the longer bypass and post it on youtube for those of us so far away from HI.

        Gino
        I wonder if they have beer on the sun?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WV Gino View Post
          It would be nice if some one down there would video the drive out the new and improved 44 and out the longer bypass and post it on youtube for those of us so far away from HI.

          Gino
          NCBBA Facebook page has some of what you are looking for

          Cheers Ya'll

          Ted A. Hamilton
          (aka Salvo Jimmy)
          Life Member of:
          NCBBA, OBPA, CHAC
          Fish Militia, Chicamacomico
          NCR&PA. Sub League
          US Sub Vets

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          • #6
            There is another good video on NCBBA Facebook page that was just recently posted
            Cheers Ya'll

            Ted A. Hamilton
            (aka Salvo Jimmy)
            Life Member of:
            NCBBA, OBPA, CHAC
            Fish Militia, Chicamacomico
            NCR&PA. Sub League
            US Sub Vets

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            • #7
              I think we saw the world's largest colony of cormorants around that borrow pit on Tuesday. The ride to the Point behind the dunes is a nice perspective of a venue not frequently seen in the past. The ramp raisings and bypass work seems very worthwhile IMO.
              Biggestsquid


              "You fish and then you die ------ or you don't fish and die anyway --- your choice"

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              • #8
                It is torn up now thanks to all the people that "don't need to air down".
                )><\\\v(*> FHB, NCBBA, & CHAC

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                • #9
                  Drove it from the point to Billy Mitchell a few weeks ago. The drive out at 48 is flat with no dune at all. Also it is narrow in parts with not many wide parts to pass but I imagine as traffic continues to drive it it will get wider. Sadly you can not walk over to the hook area as it is off limits

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                  • #10
                    Wrong bypass Alexy the bypass is not the inside road.
                    )><\\\v(*> FHB, NCBBA, & CHAC

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