NCDOT NEWS: Two Carteret County Bridges to Have Lane Closures

The Town of Emerald Isle was notified by DOT today about upcoming lane closures to the bridge. Please see below for details from NCDOT.

News Release                                                                                               For Immediate Release

Date:     Sept. 11, 2020

Contact: Lauren Haviland (

(919) 707-2677

Two Carteret County Bridges to Have Lane Closures

Closures will occur during off-season

MOREHEAD CITY – N.C. Department of Transportation contractors plan to close lanes on two Carteret County bridges throughout most of the off-season.

Beginning Monday, the outer two lanes of the Atlantic Beach Bridge, connecting Morehead City and Atlantic Beach over the Bogue Sound, will close.

Also in Carteret County, lane closures on the Emerald Isle Bridge can begin Wednesday. Contractors may close one of two lanes Monday through Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 7a.m.-6p.m. Contractors will use flaggers at the ends of the work zone to direct traffic.

The lane closures in both Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle will allow contractors to continue rehab work, which extends the life of the bridge. Drivers should expect lane closures on both bridges to last through March 2021.

Motorists should use caution while crews are working and allow themselves more time than normal to reach their destinations.

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Posted by Sarah Williams Friday, September 11, 2020 2:33:00 PM Categories: News