S. 3rd Street/Burnett Blvd could reopen next week

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Crews continue to work on Greenfield Lake culvert replacement project (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A road project that has caused traffic delays on Carolina Beach Road and South Front Street could wrap up next week.

According to Brian Rick with the NC Department of Transportation, the earliest 3rd street will reopen is November 22.

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A portion of Burnett Boulevard/3rd Street between Willard Street and Carolina Beach Road has been closed since April while crews worked to replace a 70-year-old concrete culvert to better drain excess water from Greenfield Lake.

Rick says shifting traffic back to 3rd Street is necessary in order for crews to complete the utility work on Front Street and in the median between 3rd Street and Front Street.

Final paving is scheduled to be finished by the end of December.



The contractor will receive $5,000 per day for every day the project ends ahead of schedule.

The contract allows the contractor to work until April 30 to finish all road work associated with the project.