Construction on River Road is expected to wrap up soon

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The portion of River Road has been closed in November. (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Work to replace a bridge on New Hanover County’s River Road was supposed to wrap up this weekend but the reopening has been pushed back by about two weeks.

NCDOT says the road was supposed to open Saturday, but now estimate it will open May 31.

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DOT says they had to push back the date because weather delayed construction.

The road closed in November.

DOT says the new bridge over lord’s creek will have updated drainage structures to prevent ponding on the roadway, as well as washouts.