ROUTINE INSPECTIONS TO RESULT IN TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES AND ALTERNATING TRAFFIC ON NICE BRIDGE

WHAT:           Weather permitting, one lane of the Harry W. Nice Memorial

                        Bridge (US 301) will be temporarily closed to traffic.  Traffic  

                        will alternate in the open lane during these closures.

WHEN:           From approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through

                        Thursday,  continuing for approximately four to six weeks.       

WHY:              Crews will be conducting annual bridge inspections. 

Drivers may observe equipment like Snooper trucks on the bridge as well as inspectors climbing and moving over the structure.

Trucks greater than 11-feet wide will not be permitted to cross the bridge during these times.  Every effort will be made to cross all vehicles exceeding 11-feet wide from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and from 3 to 3:15 p.m.

Drivers of vehicles exceeding the width restriction must call 301-259-4444 to obtain approval and schedule an escort appointment time.  Calls must be made 24 hours prior to arrival at the bridge and will only be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

When traveling through work zones:

·         Slow Down Obey posted speed limits.

·         Be Courteous Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you.

·         Pay Attention to Work Zone Signs, Equipment and Flaggers They help drivers move safely.

·         Avoid Distracted Driving Devote your full attention to the road.

Stay Alert So No One Gets Hurt!

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