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Wrightsville Beach bridge closed Tuesday night

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The entire US 74/76 bridge in Wrightsville Beach will be closed to traffic beginning at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Traffic will be not be able to cross the bridge, except for emergency vehicles responding to an emergency. Law enforcement officers will be stationed on each end of the bridge during the closure.

In addition, motorists can continue to expect periodic lane closures throughout the length of the bridge rehabilitation project. Those lane closures will take place Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and 7 a.m.

In October, traffic on the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction, so crews can begin deck work on the westbound side of the bridge. Also, motorists and residents can anticipate additional overnight closures before the project is complete in spring 2014. Once these closures are scheduled, information will be distributed and placed on changeable message boards near the project and on the project website.

For more information about this project, visit www.ncdot.gov/projects/wrightsvillebeachbridge. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a smartphone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access the site, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your phone.

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