Nightly Closures on Heide Trask Drawbridge Begin February 23 Monday, February 17, 2014

RALEIGHN.C. Department of Transportation crews continue to make progress on a project to preserve the bridge deck and extend the lifespan of the Heide Trask Drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach.

On Sunday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 p.m., the bridge will be closed to all traffic until 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, weather permitting.  The nightly closures will continue through 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.

In addition, the bridge will be closed nightly from 11:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, March 2 through Thursday, March 5.

Police Officers will be stationed at each end of the bridge to assist with emergency vehicle access.

During the closures, crews will be replacing the center span locks and cleaning and painting the steel.
 
NCDOT urges motorists to use caution when traveling in the work zone.
 
For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

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