Lane closures resume on the Emerald Isle Bridge on Highway 58
It’s a sure sign the summer season is drawing to a close; lane closures are resuming on the Emerald Isle Bridge on Highway 58.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation began the project to preserve the bridge in December 2020 but paused several times for holidays and special events, and stopped work again for the summer tourist season.
The work is expected to extend the life of bridge, which opened in 1971, by at least 20 years.
NCDOT said through October 30, two lanes will close at 9 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. the following morning.
Starting November 1, the lane closures are scheduled for Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 6 a.m.
There will be 24-hour lane closures on Saturdays and Sundays from November 1 until the project is complete.