Emerald Isle bridge construction work continues

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EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WNCT) N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews are working to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge during the 2020 off-season.

Construction has resumed.

A lane of N.C. 58 on the Emerald Isle Bridge will be closed weekdays (Monday through Friday) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

A lane of the bridge will also be closed on weekends as needed.

Weekend work is expected to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday and last through 5 p.m. Sunday.

Repairs are anticipated to occur 7-days per week, through late-March 2020.

At a minimum, one lane of the bridge will remain open for traffic flow during the entire construction period.

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CAPE CARTERET, N.C. (WNCT) – New dates and times have been set as N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews works to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge.

Beginning November 12, a lane of N.C. 58 on the Emerald Isle Bridge will close.

Every weekday, a lane will close beginning at 9 a.m. and reopen by 3 p.m.

The work is scheduled through November 22.

During that time, the contractor will start drilling the bolt holes for the new two-bar rail.

After Thanksgiving, contract crews will return December 2 and continue working on the project weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On December 6, the contractor also plans to begin weekend lane closures starting every Friday at 6 p.m. and will reopen Mondays at 6 a.m.

The weekday lane closures will remain.

The schedule is expected to last through next Spring.

Drivers that travel on the Emerald Isle Bridge should use caution and expect delays as there will be an automatic stoplight at the ends of the work zone to direct traffic.

The repairs were originally scheduled at the end of October, but have been pushed back to ensure the automated stoplights are working properly.

The contractor also determined that daytime work was needed for prep work, including painting.

The overnight hours are not conducive to that type of work, due to condensation settling every evening. 

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CAPE CARTERET, N.C. (WNCT) Rehab work on the Emerald Isle Bridge has been pushed back and will begin November 6.

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CAPE CARTERET, N.C. (WNCT) – N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews will begin work to extend the life of the Emerald Isle Bridge next week.  

Beginning October 28, a lane of N.C. 58 on the Emerald Isle Bridge will close.

One lane will close at 6 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. the following day.

The other lane will remain open for traffic.

The work is expected to last through next spring.

The work is the beginning of the rehab project and includes crews installing a two-bar railing and repairs to the girders.

The project will extend the life of the bridge for more than 20 years.

Drivers that travel on the Emerald Isle Bridge should use caution and expect an automatic stoplight at the ends of each side of the 4,500-foot bridge to direct traffic.

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