WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Materials for replacing the grid deck of the eastbound Cape Fear Memorial Bridge lanes have begun arriving, per an N.C. Department of Transportation social media post on Feb. 7.
Officials said during a press conference on Jan. 25 that about $4.7 million in materials are set to arrive in the month of February.
The parts arriving currently will help with replacing the grid deck that cars drive on, which gets replaced about every 10 years.
Later this month, parts are expected to arrive to help replace the stringers under the bridge for the first time since crews completed the original construction of the bridge in 1969.
The eastbound lanes of the bridge are set to be closed through March 31, when they are set to reopen in time for the Azalea Festival.
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