Author Topic: Atl. Coast #5 Map 52-Ft Fisher/Southport ferry closure Jan-Apr 2020  (Read 3007 times)

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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

See this post for previous closure information in the area: https://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=15854.0
« Last Edit: February 20, 2020, 01:26:00 pm by amylippus »
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Offline PastorJoe

Re: Atl. Coast #5 Map 52-Ft Fisher/Southport ferry closure Jan-Feb 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 10:35:20 am »
Double checking things for an upcoming ride in March, I went to the NCDOT Fort Fisher to Southport page and noticed that it said it would be closed until April 6! (Hoping your post is correct!)

https://www.ncdot.gov/travel-maps/ferry-tickets-services/routes/Pages/default.aspx?from=10&to=0

Offline mmoser

Re: Atl. Coast #5 Map 52-Ft Fisher/Southport ferry closure Jan-Feb 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 03:49:36 pm »
Unfortunately, what NCDOT told us in October was an estimate and subject to change.  The NCDOT website is the place to go for the most up to date information.
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Offline tooch

Re: Atl. Coast #5 Map 52-Ft Fisher/Southport ferry closure Jan-Feb 2020
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 12:37:15 am »
Why wasn%u2019t this in the updates?  And it is, I%u2019m told, closed until April. I didn%u2019t see this and am now completely stranded in Southport!
« Last Edit: February 19, 2020, 04:43:55 pm by tooch »

Offline CMajernik

Re: Atl. Coast #5 Map 52-Ft Fisher/Southport ferry closure Jan-Apr 2020
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 04:14:46 pm »
I'm very sorry that you were stranded. This closure slipped through the cracks. Here is the 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, 04:49:19 pm by CMajernik »
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Offline tooch

Re: Atl. Coast #5 Map 52-Ft Fisher/Southport ferry closure Jan-Apr 2020
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2020, 05:40:24 am »
FYI. The greater Wilmington area bicycle map shows both bridges to Wilmington as bicycles not allowed according to their map.
The legend says black = not allowed. It looks like the new route may be using one of these bridges.

Offline CMajernik

Re: Atl. Coast #5 Map 52-Ft Fisher/Southport ferry closure Jan-Apr 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2020, 10:17:21 am »
Yes you are correct about the bridge, and not being able to use it. The person who gave us this detour was wrong. We are working right now to change the detour and will have it up before the end of the day.

I apologize for this.

Here is the revised detour: ridewithgps.com/routes/32064519 If you want to go into Wilmington please follow the existing route into the city.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2020, 03:17:23 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