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Bridge work to close part of River Road this week


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Bridge work will mean a closure on part of River Road in New Hanover County this week.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation closed River Road 2.9 miles south of Sanders Drive in both direction at 8 a.m. The closure continues until Friday at 5 p.m. Crews are working on the bridge over Lords Creek.

The NCDOT reminds motorists to STAY ALERT, encourages motorists to use alternate routes when possible during this period, drive with caution, obey the posted speed limits, and allow extra travel time.

For additional information regarding the dates and times of this closure, please visit and click on “Travel & Maps” then, click on “Traveler Information Management System” and use the dropdown menus for county or route, or call “511” from any phone.

To obtain more information about this work, you may contact Eric Britt, Bridge Maintenance Supervisor at (910) 371-2372.

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