Traffic redirected after major water main leak on S. Front Street

Crews are on the scene of a major water main leak on S Front Street.
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:12 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2022 at 12:17 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - South Front Street is closed to traffic south of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge on Thursday while crews make an emergency water main repair.

According to a CFPUA news release:

  • The 1000 to 1200 blocks of South Front Street, from Wright Street to Marstellar Street, are closed to traffic in both directions.
  • The southbound off-ramp of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge onto South Front Street is also closed to traffic.
  • The northbound off-ramp from the bridge onto South Front Street remains open.

“Southbound traffic from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is asked to detour using South Third Street,” the news release states. “Southbound traffic on South Front Street can detour using Castle Street to South Third Street. Northbound traffic on South Front Street can detour using Greenfield Street to South Third Street.

“Northbound traffic from Carolina Beach Road and Burnett Boulevard are also advised to detour using South Third Street.”

The closure is expected to remain in place until approximately 8 p.m.

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