River Road Now Open In New Hanover County

River Road Now Open In New Hanover County

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By / Local News / Monday, 04 June 2018 17:32

 WILMINGTON – Wilmington-area drivers are now able to travel on a new and better bridge over Lords Creek on River Road.

The new bridge, which officially opened June 4th, is elevated to minimize flooding, wider to accommodate designated bike lanes, has a new concrete riding surface to reduce future maintenance costs and adds various other safety improvements.

“Both motorists and bicyclists can now benefit from a safer and more functional bridge,” said Al Edgerton, bridge program manager for the N.C. Department of Transportation in the six counties that comprise Division 3.

Work on the $ 1.6 million bridge project started in November, 2017. The original bridge was built in 1974 and improvements were needed to meet current safety standards and reduce maintenance costs.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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