Dredging to begin to clear shoaling in Bigfoot Slough
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to start work this weekend using a contracted dredge to clear shoaling in Bigfoot Slough, outside the Ocracoke-Silver Lake Terminal.
There are no planned changes to ferry schedules. The operation is expected to take about 50 days.
The effort should make for a deeper, wider channel to accommodate larger sound-class ferries on the state’s two longest routes.