Brief closure of Marc Basnight Bridge rescheduled for Wednesday
Published 1:02 pm Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has rescheduled the demolition work on the old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge that will require a 15-minute road closure on the Marc Basnight Bridge over Oregon Inlet. Originally set for Tuesday, the work requiring the brief closure will now be done between noon and 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
“High winds and rough sea conditions in the Oregon Inlet prompted officials to move the demolition work and temporary closure of the bridge from Tuesday until Wednesday,” stated a press release from NCDOT.
Prior to work starting Wednesday, flaggers and advance warning signs will be in place to stop traffic at both ends of the work zone on Basnight Bridge. In addition, message boards at Whalebone Junction and Rodanthe will display messages alerting motorists to the road closure.
“Boaters in the area should also be aware, because during the demolition work NCDOT and PCL will be helping enforce the U.S. Coast Guard rules to prevent vessels from coming within a 1,500-foot radius of the old Bonner Bridge,” the release stated.