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What is the black fence netting down Carolina Beach Road?

Hunter Ingram

When black netting is seen, it is likely an indication of N.C. Department of Transportation roadwork.

Brian Rick, spokesman for the N.C. DOT, said the netting is a woven fabric intended to contain any potential silt loss from rain events. The netting is installed in areas where road crews will be disturbing vegetated shoulders and soil, and where the soil is already susceptible to to erosion.

It keeps the silt from entering the ditches and, ultimately, creeks and streams.

“It is an erosion-control measure,” Rick said in an email.

The netting can be used in a number of roadway projects.

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