a brief break on bridge construction operations because of Tropical
Storm Hermine, the Bonner Bridge replacement project continues to
progress at full steam, with the highest number of workers to date
in the area should expect daytime closures of Highway 12 on Monday
through Friday. One lane will remain open during these lane closures.
However, motorists should allow for extra travel time in case of delays.
nighttime road closures of up to 30 minutes are also possible during
the delivery of construction materials. NCDOT will provide advanced
notice of these road closures via online and social media resources, as
well as its travel management site, www.ncdot.gov/traffictravel/.
You can check out the NCDOT Highway 12 Facebook page as well for more information.
the northern end of the Bonner Bridge, crews are steadily making their
way south, having driven in the structure’s northernmost pilings and
having started the process of pouring in concrete.
the middle of the inlet, the pilings that will eventually serve as the
supports for the two footings located in the center of the navigation
span have been successfully installed.
crews prepare these sites for the pouring of the concrete footers,
water-based piling installation continues on both a northward and
the Pea Island portion of the project, the southernmost pilings of the
bridge continue to be installed and driven in, as additional crews
construct the second formwork that will be eventually moved and used in
the pouring of the concrete footers at the bridge’s center.
south at the Pea Island Interim Bridge that crosses Irene’s Inlet,
after having spanned the breach, piling driving has expanded outside
the limits of the existing bridge, where the new structure will meet
over the course of the next month, crews plan to remove the previous
detours and unused roadway from both the north and south sides of the
interim bridge site.
reminds both motorists and mariners to stay alert and use caution when
navigating through the site. Updates and notifications on any
maritime-related delays can be found via the U.S. Coast Guard’s local
notice to mariners, broadcast notice to mariners, and marine safety