Knotts Island Ferry route to adjust schedule for new school times

A North Carolina ferry carries a school bus between Currituck and Knotts Island. [NCDOT]

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Currituck-Knotts Island ferry route will be adjusting its daily schedule on Aug. 23.

The changes come at the request of Currituck County Schools, which is changing the time of day school starts and ends for the new school year.

The new schedule, as of Aug. 23, will be as follows:

  • From Currituck: 6:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
  • From Knotts Island: 7:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

The Currituck-Knotts Island ferry route was created in 1962 to serve school children who commute between Knotts Island and the Currituck County mainland. Prior to the route’s creation, school buses had to take a circuitous, 90-minute route through Virginia Beach and Chesapeake to travel to and from school.