NCDOT's contractor will begin work on the Emerald Isle bridge substructure repairs beginning the night of Friday, December 7. The work will involve a lane closure that will be used regularly over the weekends through March. During this time the contractor will also install the new guardrails. The new guardrails will have a similar appearance as those on the Atlantic Beach - Morehead City bridge. The current concrete railings are approximately 28 inches high, and the new steel railings will extend an additional 26 inches, resulting in a total guard rail height of 54 inches. The photo below shows a simulated view with the new guard rails in place.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane, with flagmen in place on the bridge. Expect delays during this time!
Thank you for your patience as NCDOT contractors work to maintain and improve this essential infrastructure for Emerald Isle!
Please contact NCDOT's New Bern office at 252-514-4759 with any questions.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:31:00 PM