Over the next two weeks, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will conduct a survey and high-resolution scan of the Marc Basnight Bridge that will require two lane closures and one 30-minute bridge closure.
Sept. 9-10 there will be daytime lane closures up to 1.5 miles long. The lane closures will alternate directions and be controlled by flag crews. On either Sept. 15 or Sept. 16, there will be one 30-minute closure of the bridge from noon-12:30 p.m. Exact dates may change due to weather conditions.
Crews will confirm the elevation and coordinates for points along the bridge during the survey that will be used during the scanning to construct a 3D model of the bridge.
The bridge was built to last 100 years and is designed to expand and contract with changing weather conditions, according to NCDOT.
The scan is the first since the bridge opened to traffic in February of 2019, according to NCDOT. The scan survey will provide engineers with baseline data they need to ensure the long-term health of the bridge.