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Frequently Asked Questions
Do Corridor regulations affect my property?
Only if you own property adjacent to US 64, and only on that portion of your property located within 50 feet back from the right of way.
Can I plant a garden, seed my lawn, or mow my grass on the Corridor?
Yes, you may plant, seed, and mow anywhere on your property.
Can I cut a tree on the Corridor?
Yes, you can cut a tree anywhere on your property. But on that portion of your property located within 50 feet back from the right of way, you may cut a tree only in special circumstances and only after you have obtained a Certificate of Appropriateness.
Can I put up a sign, install a curb cut or driveway, or install utilities on the Corridor?
Yes, you can put up a sign, install a curb cut or driveway, or install utilities anywhere on your property. But to install signs, curb cuts or driveways, or utilities on that portion of your property located within 50 feet back from the right of way, you must first obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness.
How much does it cost to get a Certificate?
There is no charge for a Certificate of Appropriateness, and the Corridor Administrator will glady answer your questions, help you fill out an application, and guide you to other governmental agencies or departments from which you may need further approvals.
Can I put up a billboard?
Roanoke Voyages Corridor regulations prohibit off-premise outdoor advertising within 660 feet of the right of way of the Corridor. Outside that area, town, county, and state regulations apply.
Why can't I park a car, put up a sign, or decorate a crepe myrtle tree on the right of way?
The State holds title to the right of way, and prohibits the placement of any objects on the right of way. The Department of Transportation crews seed, mow, mulch, plant, fertilize and prune the plantings within the right of way. Private use of this public space causes problems for DOT landscape crews and may damage plantings.
Who created the Corridor?
Twenty-five years ago, in 1982, citizens of Roanoke Island developed community standards to enhance the natural beauty of America's birthplace, and the State of North Carolina enacted laws to provide a scenic link between the island's historic sites.