Friday, August 12, 2022

Lane on Wrightsville Beach bridge to close for a year due to construction

 WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The South Banks Channel Bridge is scheduled to get a facelift starting next week. Year-long construction will lead to the closure of one lane.

Starting Monday, Nov. 15, the outside eastbound lane of the South Banks Channel Bridge on Causeway Drive (U.S. 76) will close at 9 a.m. and won’t reopen until next fall. The Wrighstville Beach bridge, built in 1972, crosses Banks Channel. Repairs include updating the girder and approach slab and replacing the bridge joints.

Drivers are asked to be mindful while passing through the work zone, by slowing down and remaining alert.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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