- Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 22:00
- Written by Super User
RALEIGH, N.C. - Motorists on the Snow’s Cut Bridge on U.S. 421 in New Hanover County should be watching for overnight lane closures this week.
The closure of the southbound right lane will allow North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) crews to safely perform maintenance work on the bridge’s steel structure.
The closures will be in effect between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21.
NCDOT urges motorists to use caution when traveling in the work zone.
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.
To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone and bookmark it for future reference.
NCDOT awarded a $4.6 million contract to American Bridge Co. of Coraopolis, Pa. last year to preserve the bridge over Snows Cut on U.S. 421 in Carolina Beach. The bridge was built in the 1960's and needs attention to areas weathered by the elements over the decades.
The project to rehabilitate the 51-year-old bridge leading onto Pleasure Island began in September. Traffic was reduced from four to two lanes in October to allow crews to perform extensive repair work including resurfacing the two southbound lanes.
All four lanes were reopened shortly before the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend and will remain open throughout the summer to avoid heavy traffic congestion.
Crews will return to work on the two northbound lanes in the fall.
This week's nighttime lane closure will allow work to occur without creating traffic backups.