Bridge Opening Update
BRIDGE OPENING DELAY NOTICE
County: Carteret County
Location (Route and Nearest Intersection/Body of Water): US70 (Gallant’s Channel Bridge) across Newport River.
Direction and Number of Lanes Opened: Two lanes (One lane in each direction) are scheduled to open January 29, 2018 rather than January 8, 2018.
Reason for Delay: Extreme cold temperature impacting bridge jacking and bearing placement productivity. Work crews scheduled 12 hour shifts 7 days per week weather permitting until this operation is complete. Bridge expansion joint testing underway. Also weather impacts to the roadwork paving and stripping at NC 101. NOTE: This delay is not expected to impact April 1, 2018 opening of the Turner Street Bridge.