Wilmington - The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the entrance ramp from North 23 Street to Martin Luther King Parkway in Wilmington, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night between Monday, April 25, and Friday, April 29. The closure will allow crews to replace expansion joints.
Expansion joints allow for the expansion and contraction of bridges that normally occur during extremes in temperature. Old or outdated expansion joints may leak or fail and cause excessive wear to the underside of the structure.
There will not be any detours; however, motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect possible delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.
New transportation projects in the state's current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory's leadership.