work on the Bonner Bridge replacement project moves into its next
phase, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be closing
the bridge several times during the overnight hours between 11 p.m.
July 24 and 5 a.m. July 25. The closures are required for the
repositioning of cranes and other building materials used for the
The process for the closures will be as follows:
8 p.m. July 24, one lane of N.C. 12 will be closed at the south end of
Bonner Bridge. Flaggers will allow traffic to flow in a one-lane
pattern until the closures are required.
11 p.m., the bridge will be closed to both directions of traffic for up
to 30 minutes. After a road closure, traffic will be cleared in both
directions through the one-lane pattern.
traffic in both directions is cleared, the bridge will close again for
another 30 minutes. This process may repeat throughout the night until
5 a.m. July 25.
By 5 a.m. July 25, traffic on the bridge will resume in both directions.
keep in mind that all these activities are weather and equipment
dependent. NCDOT will notify the public if the closures need to be
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.