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obx summer traffic : some suggestions

When getting there is half the time…

It’s no secret that the last 10-15 miles of road on a summer journey to the Outer Banks can take almost as long as the rest of the trip. There are some ways that might help, and the folks at Outer Banks Blue have taken the time to write about some of them, and even include a few maps!

Traffic backed up on a summer weekend on the Outer Banks.

Traffic backed up on a summer weekend on the Outer Banks.

“Anyone who has driven to the Outer Banks on a Saturday knows how bad the traffic can be during peak season. Every year we hear reports saying the traffic was backed up 20 miles behind the Wright Memorial Bridge.

Everyone knows where the problem is. It’s the intersection in Kitty Hawk that takes you north onto highway 12 into Southern Shores.  Traffic there bottlenecks and can add anywhere from 2 to 5 hours to your driving time. For guests who are staying south of this intersection there is a better way. If you’re staying in Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, or Nags Head with Outer Banks Blue here we have some time saving tips for you.  During the peak vacation season, do not come across the Wright Memorial Bridge to get to the Outer Banks over the Wright Memorial Bridge during peak vacation season!”

There are some things that can be done to improve travel time, read the rest of the tips over at Outer Banks Blue.

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