WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The North Carolina Department of Transportation will continue rehabilitation work on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge this weekend.
The work has required weekend closures of the bridge since January. Two more weekend closings are scheduled.
The bridge will be closed again for the weekend beginning 9 p.m. Friday, March 8 until 5 a.m. Monday, March 11. The same thing will happen in another two weeks, with a complete closure happening March 22-25 at the same times.
The schedule is conditional on the weather.
A signed detour route will be in place, so drivers need to slow down and be cautious when approaching the bridge and anticipate needing extra time while using the detour route.
Drivers travelling eastbound to Wilmington will exit with all traffic onto U.S. 421 and cross the Thomas Rhodes Bridge, then make the next right onto U.S. 74 and cross the Isabel Holmes Bridge into the city.
Drivers heading west into Brunswick County will get on the Isabel Holmes Bridge and make a left onto U.S. 421 to cross the Thomas Rhodes Bridge. All traffic will exit onto U.S. 74/76.
Pack your patience. There will be backup on the alternate routes.