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NCDOT plans overnight closures for Emerald Isle Bridge

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said Thursday that it is scheduling multiple overnight lane closures on a coastal bridge beginning this weekend after an inspection moved up the intended work.

A news release from the department said the Emerald Isle Bridge will be reduced to one lane on Sunday at 9 p.m. Lanes will reopen the following day at 6 a.m. On the evenings of April 12-15, crews will close one lane at 7 p.m. and reopen it at 6 a.m. the next day.

The work includes repairing the bridge seats, on which the girders rest. The repairs were already scheduled for this year but were moved up after a recent inspection, according to the news release.

Flaggers will be at the ends of the bridge directing traffic. Drivers should use caution near crews and the work zone and plan ahead as their commute may take longer than normal, the news release said.

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