The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close the bridge on SR 1349 (Bridgers Road) over Mulberry Branch in Shallotte, Brunswick County beginning Monday June 5, 2017 at 7:00am thru Saturday September 30, 2017 at 5:00pm for a bridge replacement.
DETOUR: West on NC 130 then right onto the ramp to Hwy 17 North, then East on SR 1357 (Smith Avenue), then right on SR 1349 (White Road)
The new bridge will have updated drainage structures to prevent ponding on the roadway. Also, the bridge approaches will be reinforced to prevent washout and other maintenance issues.
The existing bridge was built in 1952 and considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. That means while it is still safe, it was built to the standards of its day and needs to be replaced.
The NCDOT reminds motorists to STAY ALERT, use alternate routes when possible during this period, drive with caution, obey the posted speed limits, and allow extra travel time.
For additional information regarding the dates and times of this bridge closure, please visit http://www.ncdot.gov and click on “Travel & Maps” then, click on “Traveler Information Management System” and use the dropdown menus for county or route, or call “511” from any phone. For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.