Passenger Vehicles Use Reed Drive Detour Route
Tractor-Trailers and Large Trucks Use Crew Drive Detour Route
Beginning November 13, NC 58 (Emerald Drive) will be closed between Islander Drive and Loon Drive, and a detour will be in effect. This closure is necessary to allow construction of a new traffic roundabout at the intersection of NC 58 and Mallard Drive. Mallard Drive will remain open from Reed Drive, but will be closed between NC 58 and Crew Drive.
Passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, and light trucks) should use Reed Drive, via Islander Drive and Loon Drive (at the entrance to Emerald Plantation Shopping Center).
Tractor-trailers and large trucks should use Crew Drive, via Coast Guard Road and NC 58. A temporary road will be constructed through the new Publix property, and will connect Crew Drive to NC 58 to accommodate the truck detour.
School buses are permitted on both routes.
Passenger vehicles may continue to use Crew Drive to access and depart from Emerald Plantation Shopping Center.
The NC 58 bicycle path in this area will remain open during construction, however, limited duration closures may occur sporadically later in the construction process.
This construction project was intentionally scheduled for the winter months in order to minimize disruption in Emerald Isle. The detour is expected to remain in effect until early March.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Please visit https://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/Data/Sites/1/media/pdfs/detour-route---roundabout.pdf for a larger image of the map below.