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Overnight Lane Closures on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to Begin This Week


WILMINGTON – Nightly lane closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge are scheduled to begin this week ahead of a preservation project.

Beginning Jan. 11, one lane in each direction of the bridge connecting Brunswick and New Hanover counties will close overnight. The closures are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. the next day. These lane closures are planned through Jan. 28.

To start, contract crews will close the outsides lanes, allowing them to build a platform off the bridge. Once completed, crews will close the inside lanes of the bridge to build a barrier wall, which will add another layer of protection during the upcoming preservation project.

The preservation project includes replacing the grid deck and its support beams, known as stringers. The N.C. Department of Transportation created a webpage with detailed information, including the video of the latest press conference. 

The department plans to hold another press conference later this month ahead of the eastbound lane closures. NCDOT will send an advisory when details are finalized.

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1/9/2024 10:00 AM