Work to extend the lifespan of the B. Cameron Langston Bridge connecting Emerald Isle to the mainland resumed Monday, and motorists should expect delays because the ongoing project requires nighttime lane closures.
The work, anticipated to continue through May, is part of a project begun last year to preserve the bridge against the harsh saltwater environment, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Motorists should expect a lane closure between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. Lane closures may also take place on Saturday or Sunday night if work during the week is delayed due to weather. Contractors are to employ flaggers at the ends of the work zone to direct traffic.
The department said it would announce regular updates as the schedule is expected to vary.
While a lane may not always be closed during the permitted times, drivers should anticipate this pattern and plan ahead as their commute may take longer than normal. NCDOT urges drivers to also use caution and remain alert around the bridge.
All questions and comments about the project should be directed to NCDOT, and can be sent to Lauren Haviland at firstname.lastname@example.org.