For Immediate Release
date: Nov. 6, 2019
contact: Lauren Haviland
Dates, Times Updated for Repairs to Emerald Isle Bridge
Crews will work during the day beginning Nov. 12
CAPE CARTERET – New dates and times have been set as N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews work to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge.
Beginning Nov. 12, a lane of N.C. 58 on the Emerald Isle Bridge will close. Every weekday, a lane will close beginning at 9 a.m. and reopen by 3 p.m. This work is scheduled through Nov. 22. During this time, the contractor will start drilling the bolt holes for the new two-bar rail.
After Thanksgiving, contract crews will return Dec. 2 and continue working on the project weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Dec. 6, the contractor also plans to begin weekend lane closures starting every Friday at 6 p.m. and will reopen Mondays at 6 a.m. The weekday lane closures will remain. This schedule is expected to last through next spring.
Drivers that travel on the Emerald Isle Bridge should use caution and expect delays as there will be an automatic stoplight at the ends of the work zone to direct traffic.
The repairs were originally scheduled at the end of October, but have been pushed back to ensure the automated stoplights are working properly. The contractor also determined that daytime work was needed for prep work, including painting. The overnight hours are not conducive for that type of work, due to condensation settling every evening.
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Friday, November 8, 2019 1:33:00 PM