Work will begin next week to preserve the Wrightsville Beach bridge. Photo: Wrightsville Beach Community Transportation Plan

North Carolina Department of Transportation crews will begin next week a yearlong facelift project on a Wrightsville Beach bridge.

The outside eastbound lane of the South Banks Channel Bridge on Causeway Drive, or U.S. 76, crossing Banks Channel will be closed beginning at 9 a.m. Monday and is scheduled to remain closed until next fall, the department said Friday.

Drivers should slow down and remain alert while in the area of the work zone.

The bridge was built in 1972 and this work is to extend its life. The work includes repairing the girder and approach slab and replacing the bridge joints, officials said.

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