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Old 03-22-2018, 05:07 AM
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Oak Island Bridge to Undergo Rehabilitation Work Starting in September

Bridge to be closed to traffic through May, 2019

WILMINGTON -The North Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled a bridge rehabilitation project for the G.V. Barbee Bridge (Old Oak Island Bridge)over the Intracoastal Waterway beginning in September and continuing through May 2019.

This rehabilitation work includes replacing the existing girders on 27 spans, and installing a new riding deck, and barrier rail. The project was accelerated to avoid conflicts with the N.C. 211 project which will begin construction in 2019.

"This rehabilitation project will extend the life of the Oak Island Bridge," said NCDOT Deputy Division Engineer Chad Kimes. "Once the work is completed next May, our region will have a much more sustainable bridge that will benefit drivers for years to come."

The Oak Island Bridge will be closed to all traffic while this work is being performed. During the closure, detours and alternate routes will be available for motorists.

The estimated cost of this bridge rehabilitation is $7 million.

The Oak Island Bridge Rehabilitation project is part of a large statewide bridge rehabilitation initiative called the "High Value Bridge Program". Other bridges that are part of this program in this region include the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, the Holden Beach Bridge, the Isabel Holmes Bridge, the Odell Williamson Bridge, and the I-40 Cape Fear River Bridge.

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Old 04-06-2018, 10:33 AM
Location: Southport, NC
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Per an attendee at the NCDOT presentation last night to the Oak Island and Caswell Beach Town Councils, the period need to complete the rehab project will be shorter than the original estimate.

Construction will start, and the bridge will be closed, after the King Mackerel Tournament, Oct 4-6, and end by Easter, Apr 21.

I suspect there will be a story --hopefully online-- about the meeting in next week's local paper.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:28 PM
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Here's a story from the Wilmington paper:

Oak Island bridge closure time shortened - News - Wilmington Star News - Wilmington, NC
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