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Traffic Stops Scheduled Thursday at Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 at Dare and Tyrrell County Line

RALEIGH - Traffic will be temporarily stopped intermittently tomorrow in both directions of U.S. 64 at the Alligator River Bridge located over the Alligator River at the Dare and Tyrrell County line. Traffic will be stopped multiple times throughout the day, lasting no more than 30 minutes each time. The temporary traffic stops are necessary for N.C. Department of Transportation inspection crews to perform work on the bridge, including taking measurements of the swing span. Message boards are currently in place approximately one mile on either side of the bridge to notify drivers of the delays.Because of the wind-dependent nature of this work, there is no exact schedule for the traffic stops. In addition, lane closures may be in place today and tomorrow at the bridge to allow for crews to move necessary equipment into place. On March 19, a malfunction occurred on a gear for the swing span of the bridge, causing the department to close the bridge to boat traffic. Temporary repairs were made and the bridge was able to reopen to boat traffic on March 20. A permanent fix will take place later this year. The measurements being taken during the closures tomorrow will assist in preparing for those repairs. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays when planning their travel. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit m.ncdot.gov from your mobile browser.

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM