7/4/21: CHICAHAUK JAMS UP WITH CUT-THRU TRAFFIC, TOO.

Vacationer traffic cutting through Chicahauk backed up yesterday from the traffic light at the intersection of Chicahauk Trail and Ocean Boulevard (N.C. Hwy. 12) to at least Otter Slide Lane, according to a Chicahauk homeowner who sent this photograph to The Beacon. While a higher volume of northbound traffic, attributable to both the high-season holiday and the banner summer the Outer Banks is enjoying, surely contributed to the traffic jam in Chicahauk yesterday–as well as to other backups throughout Southern Shores–we would speculate further that WAZE’s agreement with the Town not to divert motorists to the South Dogwood Trail/East Dogwood Trail cut-through led to more vacationers cutting through Chicahauk. Despite the left-turn ban and the local-traffic-only road closures, the usual congestion hot spots in the Southern Shores dunes, particularly on Hillcrest Drive, still had bumper-to-bumper traffic throughout yesterday afternoon.

4 thoughts on “7/4/21: CHICAHAUK JAMS UP WITH CUT-THRU TRAFFIC, TOO.

  1. Leaving DWCC Friday afternoon late and yesterday afternoon late, 3 to 6 ,could hardly get out of the parking lot because of the steady flow of cars loaded up with boards and racks and people! I also left Via dogwood to East dogwood To turn south, people totally ignoring the road close signs not even slowing down! They may have to post a policeman at the dogwood turn Or at least a car with the blue lights on. Thanks, Charlie Nash

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  2. Was coming back from OBX Chevy and at the South Dogwood light 3 cars in a row made a left turn onto Dogwood despite the signs. Traffic through Chicahauk was markedly higher (I live 1 house up from the Trinitie, Clam Shell and Chicahauk intersection)

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    1. Thanks for the report, Bill. Shocking, isn’t it, that people will blatantly disregard the left-turn ban and turn left from the middle lane?
      They know Southern Shores isn’t serious about enforcing the ban.

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