RALEIGH – Lane closures will
not take place in the U.S. 321 widening project work zone through Blowing Rock
this weekend due to the Appalachian State University graduation ceremonies in
Boone. All lanes will remain open from noon Friday until Monday, May 13 at 8
are advised to drive with caution as the work area now has temporary road
markings that may be unfamiliar. The temporary traffic pattern near the Food
Lion in Blowing Rock has eliminated the southbound left turn lane on U.S. 321.
weather has slowed down pavement marking operations along the work zone. When
the weather cooperates, the pavement marking operations will not cause any lane
closures or traffic pattern shifts.
have continued to construct the retaining wall near the Food Lion on Little
Springs Road, as well as haul fill to the area across from Rocky Knob Road for
the proposed northbound lanes.
Project updates are provided
via the N.C. Department of Transportation project website,
traditional media and social media. Daily information is provided via Twitter (see
@NCDOT_EastMTN and #US321), or call the project hotline at (828) 964-3260 to
speak to an NCDOT representative during regular weekday business hours (8 a.m.
until 5 p.m.).
regarding the contractor operations, call the Maymead Inc. hotline at (423)