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Work on I-40 bridge will mean detour next week

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Work on the I-40 bridge in Castle Hayne will mean a detour for drivers starting this weekend.

Beginning Friday NC Department of Transportation crews will begin maintenance work on the I-40 East bridge near mile marker 414 weather permitting.

During the maintenance work, crews will intermittently close the right and left lanes on I-40 East between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to prepare cables to be replaced on the bridge Sunday.

Sunday at 9:30 p.m., crews will close the bridge as they replace cables over the CSX railroad tracks. Closures will take place nightly from 9:30 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. through Thursday, May 23.

Motorists traveling this stretch of I-40 East will should follow a signed detour using NC 210, US 117 and Holly Shelter Road to avoid the closure.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

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