NCDOT contractors will begin major deck maintenance work on the Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge (U.S. Highway 64 Bypass) across Croatan Sound beginning Monday, Oct. 23. The work, which will extend the life of the bridge, will include concrete deck repairs, concrete crack sealing, and new pavement markings.
The work is scheduled to begin with the Monday-Thursday closures of the eastbound lanes between Oct. 23 and Nov. 15. Once that work is complete, work on the westbound lanes will close that side of the bridge Monday-Thursday from Nov. 15-Dec 13. Traffic will be routed to a detour along U.S. 64 through Manns Harbor and Manteo across the William B. Umstead Bridge.
The Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge will be open to all traffic on weekends between Friday at 6 a.m. and Sunday at 10 p.m., and closures will have no affect on traffic during the Outer Banks Marathon on Nov. 12.
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