OCEAN ISLE BEACH – A decades-old bridge will get improvements to lengthen its lifespan after the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a contract earlier this month.
Work to preserve the bridge on Causeway Drive (N.C. 904) over the Intracoastal Waterway in Ocean Isle Beach can begin in mid-March. The bridge was built in 1984. Repairs, which include resurfacing, concrete repair and installation of a taller pedestrian and bicycle safety railing, will keep it in good condition for the next 35 years.
The contractor, Freyssinet, Inc. of Sterling, Virginia, won the project bid for $2.8 million. Crews may reduce the bridge down to one lane on weekdays between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the spring, fall and winter. Construction is expected to be complete by May 2022.
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