Gallant’s Channel Drawbridge Changing Opening Schedule Friday, June 20, 2014

Changes per United States Coast Guard 5th District Regulations

RALEIGH – The NC Department of Transportation is modifying the weekday bridge opening of the Gallant’s Channel Drawbridge in Carteret County. The change in schedule is a result of a recent review with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) 5th District of the regulations governing the opening of the bridge. 

Beginning Monday, June 30, the bridge will open at 6 a.m. each weekday morning and then not reopen until 8:30 a.m. In the afternoons, following the 4 p.m. opening, it will not reopen until 6:30 p.m. Between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., the bridge will open every hour and half hour. Each evening, the bridge will open on signal from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.

The weekend schedule remains unchanged.

The new schedule will not apply for the passage of the following:
• Federal, State, and local government vessels used for public safety;
• Vessels in distress where a delay would endanger life or property;
• Commercial vessels engaged in rescue or emergency salvage operations; and
• Vessels seeking shelter from severe weather.

For more information on the Gallant’s Channel Bridge project visit the project website.

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