RALEIGH – Lane closures will
not take place in the U.S. 321 widening project work zone through Blowing Rock during
the week of July 2-6 due to the Independence Day holiday. Clearing crews will be in the work zone during
this period, but no closures will be required. The regular work schedule will
resume on Monday, July 9.
The road widening
preparation work continues at a steady pace. Occasional lane closures will
occur on weekdays between the Shoppes on the Parkway and Green Park Inn as
blasting work is ongoing. This work has not closed the entire road, nor have
there been any detours, as motorists have been able to travel through the work
zone with only brief delays.
The N.C. Department
of Transportation reminds everyone to avoid the work zone area when blasting is
taking place. Precautions are put in place to prevent any rocks from leaving
the blasting holes. When lane closures are in effect, remember to watch for
flaggers standing near the roadway and be prepared to stop.
A project hotline
assists residents or travelers in the Blowing Rock area with specific questions
about the road widening project. Call (828) 964-3260 to speak to an NCDOT
representative during regular weekday business hours (8 a.m. until 5 p.m.).
For more information
or updates on the U.S. 321 road widening project, visit the project website (www.ncdot.gov/projects/BlowingRock321/).
Follow project progress on the website or via Twitter (see @NCDOT_EastMTN and
real-time travel information on this project at any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on
Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter.
Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.
To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then,
bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the
iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.