ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (WECT) – The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced that a lane of the U.S. 701 bridge in Elizabethtown will close for work on Friday, June 2.
According to the announcement, the closure will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow crews to move the river gauge to the new bridge structure. The lane reduction was originally set for May 31 but changed to June 2 due to crew availability.
“This river gauge is used by the NC Flood Mapping group to monitor the Cape Fear River at Elizabethtown,” states the NCDOT in its release. “Times delays in each travel direction will only be about 15 minutes.”
“An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is constructing the new bridge alongside the old one. Traffic was recently shifted from the old bridge to the new one so that the old structure can be demolished,” the announcement continues.
The finished bridge will have four lanes.
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