Routes to avoid for back-to-school: Road construction for this week

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Here is a list of road construction work for Aug. 28 through Sept. 3 for Carolina Beach, Wilmington, New Hanover County and Brunswick County.

Buses will be back on the road, as the school year begins Monday for all schools in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties that are on traditional calendars. Watch for slowed traffic in school zones, and remember to follow  North Carolina law regarding stopped school buses. Scroll to the bottom to see a graphic about the law provided by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles.

All information is gathered from the town of Carolina Beach, the city of Wilmington, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Town of Carolina Beach

Atlanta Avenue – the 400 block will be closed to both pedestrians and vehicles until Monday, Aug. 29 as crews pave streets and put in sidewalks

Check the town’s road closures page for the latest information on closures as the town continues work on Phase B of its infrastructure plan.

City of Wilmington

17th Street – periodic closures as work has begun on a streetscape project between Wrightsville Avenue and Dock Street and Princess Place and Grace Street. No on-street parking will be allowed between Market and Grace Streets during some days to minimize nighttime construction. The $1.3 million project is expected to take about a year to complete.

Randall Parkway – intermittent eastbound right lane closures between Marlboro Street and Kerr Avenue for road widening and construction of the Cross-City Trail

New Hanover County

Bountiful Lane – Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will be conducting sewer main work near Old Barn Circle on Tuesday, Aug. 30 starting at 8 a.m. Traffic will be managed by message boards and flaggers.

SR 1187 (Sanders Road) – closed near SR 1576 beginning Monday, Aug. 29 to Sept. 29 as crews build a roundabout at the intersection of River Road and Sanders Road. Motorists can use Carolina Beach Road as an alternate route.

SR 2169 (Fredrickson Road) – closed permanently in both directions near SR 2145 due to construction of the Wilmington Bypass

US 421 (offramp near downtown Wilmington) – nighttime weekday closures on the ramp for Carolina Beach, South US 421, East US 76 and North Business US 17 until Sept. 30 as lighting is installed as part of the Leland Causeway Bridge Project. Motorists heading south toward Carolina Beach should take the exit for Brunswick County Beaches, South US 17/NC 133 and West US 74/76, where signs for a detour will be located.

US 421 (Carolina Beach Road) – nighttime construction between NC 132 (College Road) and Snow’s Cut Bridge until May 2017 for grading, drainage and paving work as well as the installation of signals

Brunswick County

NC 133 (River Road/Village Road) – The diverging diamond will be closed until Monday, Aug. 29. Motorists should expect delays and use detours or alternate routes. There will also be periodic lane closures for nighttime construction until November 15.

SR 1551 (Blackwell Road), US 17 (Ocean Highway) and 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

North Carolina School Bus Stop Law. Graphic from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.
North Carolina School Bus Stop Law. Graphic from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.