Beasley Road to close for six months for drainage project

Beasley Road will close today, March 8, 2017 for six months (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Work to replace the bridge on Beasley Road as part of a $4 million drainage improvement project will begin today.

Beasley Road will be closed to all traffic between Wilton Court and Chelon Avenue while work is underway.

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The City of Wilmington says those who live on Chelon Avenue and in neighborhoods east toward Masonboro Loop Road will enter and exit Beasley Road via Masonboro Loop Road. Those who live on Wilton Court and in neighborhoods northwest toward Pine Grove Drive will enter and exit Beasley Road via Pine Grove Drive.

During construction, the aging bridge on Beasley Road will be replaced with a modern concrete structure. The span of the bridge will increase from 15 feet to 50 feet to allow for improved drainage.

The city says construction is expected to take six months.