Monday, September 26, 2022

NCDOT to resume work on Wrightsville Beach bridge

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — After pausing work on the Banks Channel Bridge in spring, due to extra repairs and supplies needed, crews are set to resume work by next week, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

However, the bridge will close to traffic for one night, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Crews will install lane shifts and the bridge will reopen to traffic by 5 a.m. the following day.

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

“When it reopens, there will be two lanes for traffic going toward the beach and one lane for traffic leaving it. This change will allow a preservation project that began last year to continue,” a release from NCDOT noted.

Drivers should proceed through the work area with caution when crews are in the roadway.

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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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