Monday, September 25, 2023

Expect lane closures on I-140 Wilmington Bypass all next week

The newly constructed I-140 Wilmington Bypass is expected to delay traffic next week due to lane closures. NCDOT crews will replace expansion joints on the Dan Cameron Bridge during business hours every weekday next week.

The final portion of the I-140 Wilmington Bypass was opened to traffic in December (Port City Daily photo/MICHAEL PRAATS)
The final portion of the I-140 Wilmington Bypass opened to traffic in December 2017. (Port City Daily photo/Michael Praats)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY—North Carolina Department of Transportation crews are expected to begin maintenance on I-140 Wilmington Bypass throughout next week.

Motorists can expect lane closures on the I-140 bypass during regular business hours, with one lane to remain open at all times.

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The $411 million project was completed in December 2017 after 17 years of work. Nearly twenty miles of highway connects New Hanover and Brunswick Counties along the Cape Fear River.

According to North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), expansion joints will be replaced on the Dan Cameron Bridge. Traffic will be delayed due to lane closures between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day next week. Crews will begin work Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29.

Expansion joints allow bridges to expand in heat and contract in cold weather events. The NCDOT said in a release that the replacement of the joints will extend the life of the newly constructed bridge.

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