Intermittent lane closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge begin Wednesday night

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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

WILMINGTON – The North Carolina Department of Transportation will intermittently close the eastbound and westbound lanes of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge on U.S. 421 in Wilmington tonight and tomorrow night.

The closures are needed to repair damage to the metal deck and center rail caused by a vehicle collision on the lift span of the bridge. 

Lane closures will take place from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 through 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, and again Thursday night from 9 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 26 at 5 a.m.

 One lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. The NC DOT, however, is urging drivers to seek alternate routes and to expect delays. Drivers are also asked to stay alert and watch for traffic signs and information.