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Basnight Bridge Lane Closures to Resume

​​Marc Basnight Bridge crosses over the Oregon Inlet in the Outer Banks. Photo: NCDOT

Motorist may experience travel disruptions during the daytime starting Monday in the work zone around the Marc Basnight Bridge in Dare County.

State Department of Transportation officials announced Friday that daytime lane closures will resume Monday, when workers will complete items on the bridge project, including finishing touches to the bridge deck and railings, and paving the final asphalt layer on the roadway leading up to the bridge.

The daytime lane closures can take place at any time from 7 a.m. Mondays through 3 p.m. Fridays. During the lane closures, contractors will use flaggers to control traffic and post appropriate warning signs.  Work is expected to be complete by mid-June.

Tim Hass, communications officer for NCDOT, told Coastal Review Online in an email that the last set of lane closures ran between September and October of 2019.

“The contract does not allow lane closures between June 15 and September 15, so this set won’t go any longer than mid-June,” he said. “And it won’t be every day, but it could be any day between Monday at 7 a.m. and Friday at 3 p.m.”

One lane of traffic will be open at all times. The lane closures will vary in length but will typically be between a half-mile and one-mile long.  Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution while crews are at work.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.

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