- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) - The state Transportation Department will close a 3-mile-long section of U.S. 264 near the border of Dare and Hyde counties for bridge work in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

The road will close at 7 p.m. Monday and reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the road was closed overnight at the same location to prepare for the replacement of two bridges over Deep Creek and Pains Bay Canal within the refuge.

This second closure will allow crews to complete moving a second crane in place for the bridge replacement over Deep Creek.

Both bridges were built in 1955 and are classified as structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. DOT officials say this means that while they’re safe for use, they’re in deteriorating condition and need to be replaced.

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