In 2014, we released this article because summer traffic to the Outer Banks was a topic we knew could use a little insider information on how to avoid this traffic. The article was well received and many people responded with their own tips and tricks. 3 years later avoiding traffic on the drive to the Outer Banks is still a subject that is valuable to our visitors so we decided to update this article with some of the wonderful tips provided by our readers.
When people think of an Outer Banks vacation they typically think of a nice hot summer vacation. They love to picture themselves cooling off in the ocean or jumping in the pool after a long day at the beach. Although the Outer Banks is a beautiful summer destination there are some benefits to visiting in the fall, winter, and spring, also known in the Outer Banks as the off-season.
Today’s Memory Monday brings a bit of mixed emotions as we mark the unofficial end of summer today. While we have great memories of Summer 2014, we also are going to miss the warm weather, calm seas, and fun outdoor activities that summer provides.
Anyone who has driven to the Outer Banks on a Saturday knows how bad the traffic can be during peak season. Just recently I heard a report saying the traffic was backed up 20 miles behind the Wright Memorial Bridge.
It was announced this week that access to and from the Outer Banks will be more difficult this winter.The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced in a press release this week one of the two bridges that serves as the main connection to the Outer Banks will be closed for a period of 8 months beginning in Mid-September of this year and continuing until Mid-May of 2014.
|Traffic headed onto the Outer Banks on the W.M. Bridge|
|The Bridge on the Left will be closed for 8 months|