Work scheduled on the Emerald Isle Bridge in Carteret County has been delayed until Nov. 1st. After conversations with town leaders and residents, the N.C. Department of Transportation decided to postpone the planned closures so the improvements could be completed when fewer motorists would be affected. The lane closures were orginally scheduled for Wednesday. Lane closures on the Atlantic Beach bridge began Monday and will continue through 2021.
PREVIOUS STORY: Contractors with the N.C. Department of Transportation plan to close lanes on two Carteret County bridges throughout most of the off-season. According to a news release, the outer two lanes of the Atlantic Beach Bridge, connecting Morehead City and Atlantic Beach over the Bogue Sound, will close beginning Monday, Sept. 14. Lane closures on the Emerald Isle Bridge will begin Wednesday, Sept. 16. Contractors will continue rehab work to extend the life of the bridge. The lane closures on both bridges could last through March 2021.