The Salvo Day Use Area at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, which has been closed since Hurricane Irene swept across it last September, will reopen Tuesday.
The area, popular with windsurfers, is located south of the villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo. After Hurricane Irene, the Park Service issued a special use permit that allowed Dare County officials to use the open, expansive area as a Hatteras Island collection point for tons and tons of debris left in Hurricane Irene's wake.
For several months, contracted truckers hauled debris from across Hatteras Island to the collection point for eventual removal to the Bertie County landfill. As a condition of the permit, the contractor was asked to restore the site once the debris removal was completed.
The contractor has since re-seeded the site, repaved the access road, installed speed bumps, and repaired the road shoulders. Portions of the re-seeded area may remain closed until new grass is well established.