Road Closures


300 block of Carolina Beach Avenue, North
will be closed all day for a fire line installation.

Bridge Maintenance Requires Lane Closures on the U.S. 74 Bridge Over Northeast Cape Fear River
Drivers traveling on the U.S. 74 Bridge/ Martin Luther King Boulevard over the Northeast Cape Fear River in New Hanover County will likely encounter intermittent lane closures beginning on Sunday night, July 15th.

This work will be performed in the vicinity of the Isabelle Holmes Bridge. The closures are needed so N.C. Department of Transportation crews can safely replace expansion joints. Expansion joints enable the bridge to expand in hot weather and contract in cold weather. In doing so, the expansion joints prevent the bridge from buckling and prolong the life of the structure.

Starting Sunday, the closures will be in place from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly until Aug. 31. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.  

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive carefully through the work zone and expect possible delays. For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge-Summer 2018

Motorists who travel on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge (U.S. 76/421) over the Northeast Cape Fear River in New Hanover County need to be aware that the bridge will be closed nightly beginning Sunday, June 24th, and will be in effect from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.  The closure is needed so a contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation can safely repair mechanical components of the bridge.

The bridge will not be closed on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as the night of the 3rd and 4th to accommodate July 4 holiday traffic. The bridge will be completely closed again on Thursday night, July 5. A detour sign will be in place during the complete closure.

Work on the bridge will continue through the summer but will require intermittent nightly lane closures in each direction. These lane closures will begin on Friday, July 6, and continue until August 31. They will be in place from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. each night. At least one lane will remain open to traffic in each direction.

Motorists are urged to slow down and pay extra attention for their own safety as well as the safety of workers and other motorists when traveling across the bridge. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes.