WILMINGTON – All lanes on N.C. 179, near the intersection of N.C. 904/N.C. 179 and Ocean Isle Beach Drive S.W. in Ocean Isle Beach will be closed to traffic overnight next Monday, Dec. 11. The closure is needed for the relocation of a sewer line as part of a roundabout project.
The one-night closure starts at 7 p.m. and wraps up by 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Traffic will be detoured to Hale Beach Road, N.C. 904 and Culpepper Road.
Construction on the new roundabout began on October 2, and is expected to be completed in May 2018.
Drivers travel through a roundabout in the same circular direction at a lower speed. In North Carolina, crashes of all types have been reduced by almost half where roundabouts have been installed at existing intersection locations.