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New Traffic Pattern Begins Oct. 1 on Heide Trask Drawbridge in New Hanover County

RALEIGH -Crews continue to make progress on a project to preserve the bridge deck and extend the lifespan of the Heide Trask Drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach.

On Monday, Sept. 30 at 11:30 p.m., the bridge will be closed to all traffic until 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, weather permitting. Police officers with blue lights will be stationed on each side of the bridge to allow emergency vehicles to cross.

When the bridge reopens, traffic will be in a two-lane, one-way pattern on the south side of the bridge.NCDOT urges motorists to use caution when traveling in the work zone.For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

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2/19/2018 7:49 AM