Nightly Closures on U.S. 74 Bridge in New Hanover County Begin March 9 Tuesday, March 04, 2014

RALEIGH —Work begins Sunday on an N.C. Department of Transportation bridge maintenance project on the U.S. 74 bridge over Smith Creek and Twenty Third Street in Wrightsboro, weather permitting.

Crews will have the westbound U.S. 74 right lane closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. both Sunday, March 9 and Monday, March 10 as they replace a crash attenuator. The crash attenuator is a device used to reduce the damage to structures, vehicles and motorists due to a collision. They are designed to redirect vehicles away from the side of the bridge.

A temporary crash attenuator was placed at this location in December, until permanent materials were available.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Updated travel information is also available by calling 511 or online at In addition, NCDOT now offers travel information on Twitter.


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