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Bridge update: Isabel Holmes Bridge needs repairs also

Not one, but both bridges connecting New Hanover and Brunswick Counties need to be repaired. The NC State Department of Transportation says they will have intermittent lane closures on the Isabel Holmes Bridge between June 2 and June 4. The Isabel Holmes construction will be going on the same time as the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, which gets underway on Tuesday. DOT officials say they will try not to let lane closures happen on both bridges simultaneously. Still, drivers should anticipate delays. Lisa Thaden, who commutes from Leland, said, "I'm definitely concerned about my commute. I'm sure I'm going to have to allow a lot of extra time as well as everybody else. I mean, there's just a lot of traffic that goes through that area." DOT engineer Allen Pope said the concrete supports on the Isabel Holmes Bridge have corroded and need to be reinforced.

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What is wrong with you people closing lanes on both bridges at the same time. Its been a nightmare trying to get across from Brunswick Co. with only one lane of one bridge down. It shows very poor planning on Dept of Transportation.

These Bridges did not get

These Bridges did not get this way over night. what is wrong with the State of North Carolina? Will be glad when Easley gone maybe McCory will do a much better job!

Ever notice when something

Ever notice when something needs fixed its only during holidays or during hte rush hour traffic. What gives?