Below is a link to the NCDOT press release web page. I do not see where - even now - they said the bridge would be closed for multiple days. They did announg the upcoming closure, and hopefully they find someone who can apply some sanity, and planning.
The link below shows a phone number for contacting the communications office. Maybe some continuous calls from members of the public will help get the point across. You'll likely get an answering machine off hours, and whether you get a machine or live person, just ask civilized questions so they don't hang up on you. Save the number in your cell phone, and swamp their phones next time you are stuck in traffic, and they might eventually get the point.
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