Daytime lane closures resume as Basnight Bridge final touches are completed

The Basnight Bridge, and the remains of the Bonner Bridge, stand in the background of a grounded scallop boat in Oregon Inlet on March 5, 2020. [Sam Walker photo]

Daytime lane closures in the work zone around the Marc Basnight Bridge will resume on Monday, as crews complete final touches on the 2.8 mile-long span over Oregon Inlet.

Workers from PCL Constructors and subcontractors will be completing punch list items, including finishing work on the bridge deck and railings, and paving the final asphalt layer on the roadway leading up to the bridge itself.

While the bridge opened to traffic in February 2019, completion of the remaining tasks was expected to happen in the months that followed as weather and other factors allowed.

The NCDOT advises motorists to be aware of the possibility of daytime lane closures at any time from 7 a.m. Mondays through 3 p.m. Fridays.

During the lane closures, contractors will use flaggers to control traffic and post appropriate warning signs.

Lane closures will vary in length but will typically be between a half-mile and one mile long. One lane of traffic will be open at all times. Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution while crews are at work.

The work on the Basnight Bridge is expected to be complete by mid-June.

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