The Marc Basnight Bridge, Dare County. Photo: C. Leinbach

NAGS HEAD – The N.C. Department of Transportation will conduct several daytime lane closures on the Marc Basnight Bridge in Dare County through the end of October.

Motorists should be aware of the possibility of daytime lane closures at any time from 7 a.m. Mondays through 3 p.m. Fridays.

During the lane closures, contractors will use flaggers to control traffic and post appropriate warning signs.

Lane closures will vary in length but will typically be between a half-mile and one mile long.

During the lane closures, workers will complete “punch list” items on the bridge, including reinforcing the epoxy seal that protects against corrosion and installing platforms that will hold solar panels and batteries for navigation lights and traffic cameras.

Workers also will install a small weather station on the bridge that will be able to alert emergency officials to high wind conditions.

One lane of traffic will be open at all times.

Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution while crews are at work. Any delays are expected to be no longer than five to ten minutes.​

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