Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington to be Closed 2 Nights for Repairs Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Isabel Holmes Bridge in Wilmington to be Closed 2 Nights for Repairs 

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation will close the Isabel Holmes Bridge across the Cape Fear River for repairs during two consecutive overnight periods beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, weather permitting.

The closures will affect all inbound and outbound traffic between New Hanover and Brunswick counties using N.C. 133, U.S. 421 and U.S. 74/76 and are necessary for work crews to conduct mechanical repairs on the bridge.

The bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. on Nov. 27, until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, and again on Wednesday beginning at 8 p.m. until Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5 a.m. 

A signed detour will direct motorists along an alternate route.

 NCDOT reminds drivers to watch signs for detour information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

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