Friday, August 19, 2022

Banks Channel bridge construction paused this weekend

The South Banks Channel Bridge photographed at high tide in the afternoon. (Port City Daily/Preston Lennon)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The Banks Channel bridge repairs at Wrightsville Beach will stop for the Easter weekend, according to the Town of Wrightsville Beach.

READ MORE: Preservation work planned for S. Banks Channel Bridge on Wrightsville Beach

Traffic barriers and equipment will ease traffic flow along Causeway Drive (Highway 76) due to the influx of crowds expected this weekend. It will be suspended through Monday, Apr. 18.

The NCDOT awarded the $3.7 million contract to Coastal Gunite Construction Company in Maryland.

Bridge repairs are scheduled to continue through fall 2022.

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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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