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Bridge replacement to close part of Maco Road starting Monday

The NCDOT will prepare to demolish and rebuild a 50-year-old bridge on Maco Road, Monday, May 2. The area will have a detour set up until crews complete the job in fall. (Port City Daily/File)

UPDATE: The project has been delayed by a week and will start May 9, not the 2nd.

As the N.C. Department of Transportation begins to work on a bridge in Brunswick County, drivers are reminded to follow the detour signs as a portion of Maco Road (N.C. 87) will be closed.

Crews will demolish and rebuild the 50-year-old bridge over Batarora Branch in Brunswick County. The road will be closed to traffic over the next several months as work is set to begin Monday, May 2. 

NCDOT expects to complete the $1.2 million project by fall and reopen the road.

Drivers in the vicinity will be detoured onto U.S. 74/76 and Interstate 140. Commuters should proceed with caution through the work zones. 

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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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