According to the N.C. Department of Transportation travelers to and from Hatteras Island can expect daytime lane closures at the Bonner Bridge Monday through Friday during daylight hours until June 13. One lane will remain open during these closures, but motorists should allow extra time to reach their destinations.
Daytime lane closures are not allowed June 14 through Sept. 14.
However, nighttime lane closures, lasting up to 30 minutes, will be allowed from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning for the delivery of equipment. These lane closures will be well publicized ahead of time.
NCDOT is working with the U.S. Coast Guard and the local boating community to keep them informed of any construction activities and potential impacts to the navigation span at the existing bridge. Any impacts to navigation will be to ensure the safety of the boaters and will be for short periods of time.
Construction on the Bonner Bridge replacement began in March. The bridge is expected to be open to traffic in the fall of 2018.
Construction also began in March on the new interim bridge on Pea Island. It is expected to be open for traffic in April of next year.