Road Closures


NOVEMBER 13, 2017 - MAY 11, 2018
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.


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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