Alternate route set up around
RALEIGH — The N.C.
Department of Transportation will close three of five lanes on the U.S. 321/221
bridge in Boone over Flannery Fork Creek adjacent to the Burger King at Boone
Heights Drive starting Monday, April 30, weather permitting, for a partial
bridge replacement project.
NCDOT awarded the $654,382 contract to R.E. Burns and Sons of
Statesville. The project is scheduled to be completed 60 days after
The current bridge was built in
two stages. The original bridge (middle three lanes) was built in 1947 and was
widened in the 1970s. This project involves replacing the deck and upper bridge
supports in the older section of the bridge.
There will be one lane open in
each direction on the bridge. However, those lanes may close periodically
during construction. Alternate routes have been set up for local traffic to get
around the project work zone during these times.
Northbound traffic can turn
right on Deerfield Road, left on State Farm Road and left on Shadowline Drive to
get back onto U.S. 321/221. Southbound traffic can turn right onto Meadowview
Drive, left on Leola Street and left on Watauga Village Drive to get back to
For motorists that want to get
on Boone Heights Drive off U.S. 321 South, turn left on Shadowline Drive, right
onto State Farm Road and right on Boone Heights Drive. To get back onto U.S.
321 South off Boone Heights Drive, motorists can turn right onto State Farm
Road, right on Deerfield Road and left on U.S. 321 South. A map showing the
alternate routes is attached.
motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the
posted speed limit.
For more information
on this project, please contact NCDOT Division 11 Resident Engineer Doug Eller
at (828) 265-5088.