DOT to close lanes on Isabel Holmes Bridge beginning Monday is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

The Isabel Holmes Bridge crossing the Cape Fear River will be closed overnight Tuesday.
The Isabel Holmes Bridge crossing the Cape Fear River. Port City Daily file photo.

Starting at 9 p.m. Monday and ending at 5 a.m. Tuesday, the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will intermittently close the westbound lanes of the Isabel Holmes Bridge on U.S. 74 over the Northeast Cape Fear River in Wilmington.

This closure will take place in order for crews to repair the metal deck on the bascule span of the bridge, according to a notice from NCDOT.

“Portions of the grid deck occasionally break from wear and fatigue, while some of the welds can break from expansion and contraction caused by changes in weather,” the notice states. “NCDOT crews will repair the damaged areas and inspect the remainder of the deck for metal fatigue and minor cracks and make repairs as needed.”

Although there will not be any detours, drivers are still urged to seek alternate routes. Motorists are also advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or from a mobile browser.