The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. Photo: Connie Leinbach

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NAGS HEAD – As work on the Bonner Bridge replacement project moves into its next phase, the bridge will be closed several times during the overnight hours between 10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, and 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16. The closures are required to reposition cranes, pile hammers and other materials used for the project.

The process for the closures will be as follows:

  • At 10 p.m. on Sunday, one lane of N.C. 12 will be closed at the south end of the bridge. Flaggers will allow traffic to flow in a one-lane pattern until the closures are required.
  • Once bridge crews are ready, the bridge will be closed to both directions of traffic for up to 30 minutes. After the road closure, traffic will be cleared in both directions through the one-lane pattern.
  • After traffic in both directions is clear, the bridge will close again for another 30 minutes. This process may repeat throughout the night until 5 a.m. on Monday, when traffic on the bridge will resume in both directions.

Please keep in mind that all these activities are weather and equipment dependent.

NCDOT will notify the public if the closures need to be rescheduled.

NCDOT began the Bonner Bridge replacement project in March of 2016 and the new bridge is more than halfway through construction. The new bridge is expected to open to traffic in late 2018.


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