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westbound wright memorial bridge re-opens (for now)

The good news is the westbound–outbound–span of the Wright Memorial Bridge has re-opened after an eight month resurfacing project. However, as Kip Tabb reports for the North Beach Sun, the project has not been completed, although the bridge is ready for use.

Traffic flowing on the westbound span of the Wright Memorial Bridge.

Traffic flowing on the westbound span of the Wright Memorial Bridge.

“Scheduled for a May 15 reopening, the westbound span of the Wright Memorial Bridge opened for traffic a day early.

However, only 2/3 or the span has been resurfaced, and according to Jennifer Garifo, Communications officer for NCDOT, the remaining work–including repaving the western third of the bridge and finishing work on the expansion joints will be completed after the summer season. Construction is scheduled for mid September to mid May.”

 

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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