Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Update: Wrightsville Avenue closure extended through Wednesday for CFPUA sewer work

Work is expected to last through Wednesday.

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will close a block of the roadway for multiple days this week. (Port City Daily photo / File)

Update, Tuesday 5:30 p.m. — The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority announced it is extending a road closure on Wrightsville Avenue until Wednesday. The closure was first expected to last through Tuesday evening.

WILMINGTON — CFPUA crews began sewer work on Monday, Jan. 28, at 9 a.m. on the 3900 block of Wrightsville Avenue at the intersection with 39th Street; the road will remain closed through Wednesday. Bonham Avenue will also be closed at Wrightsville Avenue to all but local traffic, CFPUA’s release states.

Local traffic will be permitted, all other vehicles will be detoured.

According to CFPUA, “eastbound traffic on Wrightsville Avenue may take South 39th Street to Park Avenue to Audubon Boulevard, then back to Wrightsville Avenue.”

Traffic in the other direction will take a similar detour. “Westbound traffic on Wrightsville Avenue may take Audubon to Park to South 39th, then back to Wrightsville Avenue,” according to CFPUA.

Normal traffic flow is expected to resume by Thursday morning.

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