Closure will occur every two weeks from Jan. through March
WILMINGTON – The N. C. Department of Transportation will resume its weekend closures of all lanes of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington for rehab work later this week.
Each closure will begin on a Friday at 9 p.m. and reopen the following Monday at 5 a.m. They will begin Jan. 11., with the bridge reopening to traffic on Jan. 14. The weekend closures, which started last fall, will continue every two weeks: Jan. 25- 28, Feb. 8-11, Feb. 22-25, March 8-11, and March 22-25. The schedule is weather conditional.
During the closure, a contractor will be working on the bridge and its approaches to extend the life of the structure and reduce the need for future maintenance.
A signed detour route will be in place, so drivers need to slow down and be cautious when approaching the bridge and anticipate needing extra time while using the detour route.