An engineering firm, on behalf of North Carolina Department of Transportation, will be performing maintenance on the SR 1184 (Atlantic Beach Bridge) bridge, over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Bogue Sound, at mile 206.7, between Morehead City, NC and Atlantic Beach, NC. The maintenance, which began October 2018, will continue to be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday-Saturday; through January 31, 2020.
A crane barge, material barge, several tugs, several work vessels and platforms, and a snooper truck will be located in the vicinity of the bridge. The snooper truck will be performing concrete repairs outside the navigation span from September 1, 2019, through November 30, 2019, and within the navigation span from December 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020. During work hours, the snooper truck will extend below low steel of the bridge approximately five feet, reducing the vertical clearance in the navigation span to approximately 60 feet above mean high water.
Vessels that require the snooper truck to clear the navigation span to safely navigate through the bridge should notify the work foreman no less than 30 minutes prior to navigating through the bridge. The tugs, barges, and work vessels and platforms will reduce the horizontal clearance in the navigation span to approximately 50 feet. Vessels that require the tugs, barges, and work vessels and platforms to clear the navigation span to safely navigate through the bridge should notify the work foreman no less than one hour prior to navigating through the bridge. Work vessels may be reached on VHF-FM channel 13. The project foreman may be reached at (571) 287-9269 or (703) 231-8589. Mariners should use extreme caution navigating through the area.