Road Closures


US 421-Now through September 30, 2017

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue intermittent lane closures from Snows Cut Bridge to .31 miles past George Anderson Drive on US 421 (Carolina Beach Rd) in New Hanover County through September 30, 2017, (excluding holidays and special events), weather permitting.

Motorists will be directed by signs and traffic control devices, with one lane remaining open in each direction at all times. The work will consist of road widening, drainage, paving and signal installation.  

Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area, and expect delays. 

For additional information regarding the dates and times of this closure, please visit and click on “Travel & Maps” then, click on “Traveler Information Management System” and use the dropdown menus for county or route, or call “511” from any phone.

To obtain more information about this work, you may contact Keith Eason, Resident Engineer at (910) 341-2000.


The N.C. Department of Transportation will close 3rd Street between Willard Street and Carolina Beach Road beginning at 9 p.m. on April 10. The road section will remain closed through Dec. 31, 2017.   

The closure will allow crews to replace a 70-year-old concrete culvert with a new, larger culvert that will better drain excess water from Greenfield Lake.

A signed detour will guide southbound motorists to Dawson Street, 16th Street, Shipyard Boulevard and Carolina Beach Road. Drivers heading northbound on 3rd Street will take Carolina Beach Road to Shipyard Boulevard and 17th Street to Wooster Street.  Traffic will also be restricted to “Trucks Only” on Front Street between Willard Street and Carolina Beach Road, weekdays between 7 and 10 a.m. for southbound traffic, and between 3 and 6 p.m. for northbound traffic.

“These peak hour restrictions will accommodate the recent increase in commercial truck traffic going to and from the Port of Wilmington,” said Wilmington Resident Engineer Daniel Waugh.

Drivers are urged to pay special attention to the travel times and the detour information.

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