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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews to begin work on I-40 E. Bridge in New Hanover County

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - North Carolina Department of Transportation crews will begin maintenance work on the I-40 E. Bridge beginning Friday, May 17.

According to a news release, the work will take place near mile marker 414 in Castle Hayne, weather permitting.

NCDOT officials say crews will intermittently close the right and left lanes on I-40 E. between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 in order to prepare cables to be replaced on the bridge.

Crews will close the bridge Sunday, May 19 at 9:30 p.m. so that crews can replace cables over the CSX railroad tracks. Closures will take place nightly from 9:30 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. through Thursday, May 23, according to officials.

Motorists should follow a signed detour using N.C. 210, U.S. 117 and Holly Shelter Rd. to avoid the closure.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511 or visit www.ncdot.gov/travel.

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