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Navigation Channel Closures at Bonner Bridge Construction Site

Date of Notice: March 31, 2018

Work on the Bonner Bridge replacement requires the contractor on the project, PCL Civil Constructors Inc., to periodically close the marine navigation channel in Oregon Inlet between February 2018 to May 2018 so that it can safely erect the new bridge.

Closures will occur several times each week, for no more than two hours at a time. All efforts are being made to conduct the closures when marine traffic (fishing charters, etc.) is light.

Closures will be posted to this page, as needed, at least 48 hours in advance.

Current closures scheduled:
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2018, from noon to 2 p.m.
U.S. Coast Guard Rule Summary:

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of Oregon Inlet in Dare County, North Carolina in support of construction of the new Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. This temporary safety zone is intended to protect mariners, vessels, and construction crews from the hazards associated with installing the navigation span, and will restrict vessel traffic from the bridge's navigation span as it is under construction by preventing vessel traffic on a portion of Oregon Inlet. Entry of vessels or persons into this safety zone is prohibited.

The full U.S. Coast Guard Rule is available in the Federal Register.

7/10/2018 10:17 AM