Weekly detour: upcoming road closures

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Construction cones on Wrightsville Avenue. Photo by Hannah Leyva.
Construction cones on Wrightsville Avenue. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work for the first week of February, per the City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation:

City of Wilmington

  • 41st Street – some lane closures between Shipyard Boulevard and Oleander Drive for repaving and repairs. Two-way traffic and access to all businesses, schools and residences in that area will remain at all times.
  • Brenda Drive – partially closed near Carolyn Drive for the installation/replacement of stormwater drain pipes
  • Clearbrook Drive – partially closed between Carolyn Drive and Patricia Drive for the installation of culverts
  • Wooster Drive – possible lane closures until April due to construction of sidewalks between 3rd and 5th Streets

New Hanover County

  • SR 1411 (Wrightsville Avenue) – road widening, drainage, paving and resurfacing work will be done between Huntington Avenue and Oleander Drive until May
  • SR 1492 (Myrtle Grove Road) – road closed until Feb. 12 near Patalanda Road for the replacement of an existing pipe with an upsized aluminum culvert
  • SR 1627 (3rd Street) – closed in both directions near U.S. 74 for bridge replacement until April 1
  • SR 2169 (Fredrickson Road) – closed permanently in both directions near SR 2145 due to construction of the Wilmington Bypass
  • US 421 (Carolina Beach Road) – night time construction near NC 132 (College Road) until May 2017 for grading, drainage and paving work as well as the installation of signals

Starting Monday, Feb. 1 – one of two lanes on I-140 near US 421 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Feb. 12 to replace a bridge joint.

Brunswick County

  • NC 133 (River Road/Village Road) – periodic lane closures for nighttime construction until November 15
  • NC 179 (Bricklanding Road) – lane closures from Shallotte city limits to 800 feet south of Hale Swamp Road until May 13 for construction of the Old Georgetown Road extension from Ocean Isle Beach Road to NC 179
  • NC 211 (Howe Street) – nighttime lane closures from NC 87 to the Southport Ferry Terminal for milling and resurfacing until Jan. 31
  • NC 211 (Honey Island Swamp) – lane closures just south of the Columbus County line for bridge construction until June 30
  • SR 1154 (Hale Swamp Road) – closures near the intersection with NC 179 (Bricklanding Road) for construction of the Old Georgetown Road extension until May 13
  • SR 1163 (Old Georgetown Road) – lane closures for road extension until May 13
  • SR 1184 (Ocean Isle Beach Road) – lane closures for extension of Old Georgetown Road until May 13
  • SR 1551 (Blackwell Road), US 17 (Ocean Highway), US 74 (Andrew Jackson Highway) – periodic lane closures for widening of US 17/74/76 from River Road/Village Road to the US 421/NC 133 interchange west of Wilmington