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Lane closures resume on the Emerald Isle Bridge on Highway 58

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Emerald Isle Bridge. (Photo credit: Town of Emerald Isle)

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.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.