UPDATE - NCDOT Repair Work and Installation of New Guardrails on Emerald Isle Bridge Will Not Commence Until After Labor Day 2019


UPDATE:  The NCDOT guardrail installation project planned for the Emerald Isle high rise bridge and originally scheduled to be completed in March, 2019 will not commence until after Labor Day 2019.  To avoid traffic impacts during the upcoming tourist season, NCDOT officials have confirmed the project will not be pursued at this time.  NCDOT now expects the project to begin after the Labor Day holiday.  The project was contracted and announced in December, 2018 and scheduled to begin after the holidays in January, 2019.  The work was planned to be completed on weekends in the evening hours as weather permits.  It is still expected that a weekend schedule will be utilized when the project is rescheduled. The safety project remains under contract with completion stipulated by November 2020.

Please contact NCDOT’s New Bern office at 252-514-4759 with any questions.

Original Post from 12/2018:  NCDOT's contractor will work on the Emerald Isle bridge substructure repairs, and installation of new guardrails every weekend through March, as weather permits.  Their work will involve a lane closure that will be used regularly over the weekends from approximately Fridays at 6pm through Mondays at 6am.  NCDOT may also as needed close one lane on weekdays between the approximate hours of 9pm and 3am.  Between now and March you should plan on allowing extra time in anticipation of possible delays due to lane closures. 

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.



Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:00:00 AM Categories: News