Oak Island Bridge will close for 8 months

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has scheduled a bridge rehabilitation project for the Old Oak Island Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway. The project will begin in September 2018 and continue through May 2019.

This rehabilitation work includes replacing the existing girders on 27 spans and installing a new riding deck and barrier rail. The project was accelerated to avoid conflicts with the N.C. Highway 211 project which will begin construction in 2019

The bridge will be closed to all traffic during the scheduled maintenance and is expected to cost $7 million.

This rehabilitation project will extend the life of the Oak Island Bridge. Once the work is completed next May, our region will have a much more sustainable bridge that will benefit drivers for years to come.

The Oak Island Bridge Rehabilitation project is part of a large statewide bridge rehabilitation initiative called the “High-Value Bridge Program”.

Other bridges that are part of this program in this region include the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, the Holden Beach Bridge, the Isabel Holmes Bridge, the Odell Williamson Bridge, and the I-40 Cape Fear River Bridge.