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Rehab Work Requires Lane Closure on Emerald Isle Bridge


CAPE CARTERET – N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will begin work to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge in November.  

Beginning Nov. 6, a lane of N.C. 58 on the Emerald Isle Bridge will close. One lane will close at 6 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. the following day. The other lane will remain open for traffic. This work is expected to last through next spring.

The work is the beginning of the rehab project, and includes crews installing a two-bar railing and repairs to the girders. This project will extend the life of the bridge for more than 20 years.

Drivers that travel on the Emerald Isle Bridge should use caution and expect an automatic stoplight at the ends of each side of the 4,500-foot bridge to direct traffic.

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11/1/2019 3:00 PM