WILMINGTON– The North Carolina Department of Transportation has closed 3rd Street, between Willard Street and Carolina Beach Road, until the end of the calendar year.
The road closure is required for crews to replace a 70-year-old concrete culvert with a new, larger culvert that will better drain excess water from Greenfield Lake.
Southbound motorists will be directed via signs to Dawson Street, 16th Street, Shipyard Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road. Drivers heading northbound on 3rd Street will take Carolina Beach Road to Shipyard Boulevard and 17th Street to Wooster Street.
Traffic will also be restricted to “Trucks Only” on Front Street between Willard Street and Carolina Beach Road, weekdays between 7 and 10 a.m. for southbound traffic, and between 3 and 6 p.m. for northbound traffic.
“These peak hour restrictions will accommodate the recent increase in commercial truck traffic going to and from the Port of Wilmington,” Wilmington Resident Engineer Daniel Waugh said in the release.
Drivers are urged to pay attention to the travel times and detour information.