Author Topic: Atl. Coast #5 Map 52 - Fort Fisher/Southport ferry closure Sept. - Oct. 1, 2019  (Read 1825 times)

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Offline CMajernik

An extensive process to repair the ramp system at the North Carolina Ferry Division’s Southport Terminal is now underway. Barring weather or other delays, ferry service between Fort Fisher and Southport is tentatively scheduled to resume Oct. 1.

If anyone can recommend a detour we would appreciate it.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 11:55:26 am by CMajernik »
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Offline CMajernik

We have heard from a local government official about a detour. Unfortunately, he DOES NOT recommend it. Plus with Dorian there is hurricane damage in the area.

"There is no good alternative.  Maybe get them to Downtown Wilmington, take WAVE Transit’s Brunswick Connector over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to Brunswick Forest, US 17 south to Hazel’s Branch Rd. to Zion Church Rd. back onto US 17 south to NC 87 south to Southport. I wouldn’t do it."
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline jwrushman

I'm not familiar with the Atlantic coast route, but the ferry from Fort Fisher to Southport is working. I was on it last week.

Offline mmoser

We just got word from NCDOT that the ferry at Fort Fisher/Southport will be closed again from Jan 6  (for appox. 6 weeks) for repair due to Hurricane Dorian.

https://www.ncdot.gov/travel-maps/ferry-tickets-services/Pages/default.aspx
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Offline CMajernik

Here is a detour:ridewithgps.com/routes/32064519 It's long but was suggested by a local cyclist. The other bridge crossing the Cape Fear River is not bike-friendly and cyclists can't use the I-140 bridge.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2020, 04:50:33 pm by CMajernik »
Carla Majernik
Routes and Mapping Program Director

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x218, 406/721-8754 fax
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes