Sunday, July 14, 2024

Lanes to be affected on I-40 due to bridge repair work near Castle Hayne

CASTLE HAYNE — Traffic may be congested near Exit 414 as a North Carolina Department of Transportation contractor begins repair work on a bridge at the Pender and New Hanover County line.

To improve the bridge’s safety, a lane on Interstate 40 will close — weather permitting — beginning 7 a.m., Saturday. The affected lane will be westbound on i-40 over the Northeast Cape Fear River near Castle Hayne.

After crews repair work in that lane, they will move to the other westbound lane and continue on to finish eastbound lanes. A bridge deck will be milled to help traffic during construction.

The job is part of a larger $2.9 million project to improve both eastbound and westbound bridges, to be completed by late fall. 

NCDOT asks drivers to remain alert and proceed with caution through the work zone. 

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Shea Carver
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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