The North Carolina Department of Transportation is rehabilitating the bridge on U.S. 76/74 as you travel into Wrightsville Beach. The $5.7 million contract was awarded to American Bridge Company of Coraopolis, Pa. in November of 2011. Since the contract was awarded, an additional $2.25 million has been added to the project to rehabilitate the bridge deck and clean and paint the structure.
The project includes rehabilitation of the concrete bridge deck, replacing the steel grid deck, mechanical/electrical upgrades, and cleaning and painting the structure. In addition, the bridge control house will be upgraded.
The project is anticipated to be complete by spring 2014.
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The entire bridge will be closed to traffic beginning at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 until 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 24. Traffic will be not be able to cross the bridge, except for emergency vehicles responding to an emergency. Law enforcement officers will be stationed on each end of the bridge during the closure. In addition, motorists can continue to expect periodic lane closures throughout the length of the bridge rehabilitation project. The lane closures will take place Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Once additional work is scheduled, a news release will be distributed to local media and the Town of Wrightsville Beach.
Lane closure information:
- In October, lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction so that deck work on the westbound side of the bridge can begin.
- Some or all lanes of the Wrightsville Beach Bridge will be closed at various times during the project.
- The Department will close the entire bridge overnight additional times before the project is completed in Spring 2014. These overnight closures will be scheduled to occur on Sunday through Thursday nights from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. These closures will not take place during major holidays. During the overnight closures, only emergency vehicles will be allowed to cross the bridge.
- Email: Contact Us
- Phone: 910-259-2119
- Address: 401 N. Smith Street, Burgaw, NC 28425
Resources for Local Property Owners
In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.