Lane closures for inspection of Marc Basnight Bridge to begin Monday
Published 3:36 pm Thursday, February 25, 2021
Contractors for the North Carolina Department of Transportation are planning to conduct a routine condition inspection of the Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet from March 1-18, according to a press release from NCDOT.
During the process, one lane of the bridge will be closed during daylight hours Monday through Friday in order to position crews and equipment. NCDOT stated that the closures will be no longer than 1.5 miles long. Flaggers will alternate traffic direction during the closure. One lane of the bridge will remain open at all times.
The condition inspection is routine and federally mandated every two years, according to NCDOT. This will be the first such inspection since the bridge opened to traffic in February 2019.