Wright Bridge eastbound lanes on track to reopen by mid-May

By on April 16, 2018

Traffic now runs both ways on the westbound spand. (NCDOT)

With warmer weather and the summer visitor season just around the corner, the North Carolina Department of Transportation says work on the eastbound lanes of the Wright Memorial Bridge at the Currituck/Dare county line will be wrapping up on schedule in about a month.

The eastbound span that carries U.S. 158 over Currituck Sound was closed in October for repair and refurbishment work. All traffic was diverted to the westbound span while work progressed. The project is scheduled to end by the middle of next month.

“Despite rough weather in January and March, the contractor is now in the process of completing the work,” said NCDOT Division Engineer Jerry Jennings. “We fully expect to reopen the eastbound lanes by May 14, if not before.”

The work is part of an overall $21 million project to refurbish the Wright Memorial Bridge. The project is funded by an initiative designed to improve the conditions and increase the lifespans of high value bridges across the state.

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  • Kher

    >>>“We fully expect to reopen the eastbound lanes by May 14, if not before.”<<<

    The sooner the better, those two skinny lanes suck.

    Monday, Apr 16 @ 3:36 pm
  • Scott

    Those lanes are way wider than on the other side last year. Yes, the bridge work is a pain, but I can’t for the life of me understand why people find it so difficult to navigate the bridge the way they have it now.

    Tuesday, Apr 17 @ 8:55 am
  • Ozzy3

    So…. I heard from the sales rep of the rental equipment company that they would be back next year. Yippee!

    Wednesday, Apr 18 @ 3:35 pm