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.For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.
THROUGH MAY 2017:
INTERMITTENT LANE CLOSURES ON US421 FROM SNOWS CUT BRIDGE
The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have intermittent lane closures from Snows Cut Bridge to .31 miles past George Anderson Drive on US 421 (Carolina Beach Rd) in New Hanover County. This work is scheduled to begin Monday, December 7th, 2015 and continue until Friday, May 25th, 2017, (excluding holidays and special events), weather permitting.The work will consist of road widening, drainage, paving and signal installation. Once completed, this will improve the safety of the right and left turn movements along US 421 (Carolina Beach Rd).To obtain more information about this work, you may contact Scott Cooke, Resident Engineer at (910) 341-2000.