Lane Closure on Bonner Bridge Next Week
RALEIGH – Motorists travelling the southern portion of N.C. 12 in Dare County next week can expect to see a flurry of activity as crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation conduct necessary work following Hurricane Arthur.
Crews will close one lane on the Bonner Bridge during daylight hours, Monday, July 14, through Thursday, July 17. The closure is necessary to allow crews to safely take some samples as part of the department’s ongoing monitoring of the bridge.
Beginning today and planned for all next week, NCDOT crews will be removing large amounts of the marsh grass within the right of way that was washed up during the storm surge.
Crews also will be working to rebuild the dunes along N.C. 12 between the south ferry dock and the Pony Pens on Ocracoke Island. This work will be ongoing for two to three weeks, depending on the weather.
As of Thursday evening, July 10, two lanes of traffic are now open on the northern end of Pea Island at the temporary bridge. A permanent bridge is under construction at this location, and an on-site detour is being built to limit disruption to traffic during the construction. When the on-site detour is paved, the section damaged by Hurricane Arthur will also be repaved. That work will likely take place in the next couple weeks. NCDOT placed gravel at the damaged location to quickly restore traffic after the storm.