Road Closures


APRIL 25, 2018 - APRIL 27, 2018
Bridge Inspections on I-40 
Require Intermittent Lane Closures
One Lane Will Remain Open in Each Direction

Motorists who travel on Interstate 40 over the Northeast Cape Fear River in New Hanover County need to be aware of scheduled lane closures beginning Wednesday, April 25.

The closures are needed so Department of Transportation crews can safely inspect the bridge as required by the Federal Highway Administration. 

The closures will be in place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day through Friday, April 27, with one lane remaining open in each direction. 

Drivers are encouraged to slow down and pay extra attention when approaching the bridge during the lane closures for their own safety, as well as the workers conducting the inspection.

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NOVEMBER 13, 2017 - MAY 11,

Bridge Closure River Rd Over Lords Creek(NH #19 on SR 1576)

The North Carolina DOT will close the bridge (NH #19) on SR 1576 (River Road) over Lords Creek, beginning Monday November 13, 2017 at 7:00am thru Friday May 11, 2018 at 5:00pm for a bridge replacement.

Bridge over Lords Creek River Rd

Please use the following DETOUR routes during the closure:
  • Northbound: Take US 421 (Carolina Beach Rd) to SR 1187 (Sanders Rd) back to SR 1576 (River Rd)
  • Southbound: Take SR 1187 (Sanders Rd) to US 421 (Carolina Beach Rd) back to SR 1576 (River Rd)
To obtain more information about this work, you may contact Daniel Perry, NCDOT Bridge Programs at (252) 287-8043.