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No lane closures on U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock during Christmas week

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Article Published: Dec. 20, 2012 | Modified: Dec. 20, 2012
No lane closures on U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock during Christmas week


According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, visitors heading to the High Country for the holidays will not encounter lane closures along the U.S. 321 widening project in Blowing Rock.

However, construction work will continue on select days around the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

Lane closure restrictions begin this Friday, Dec. 21, at 6 a.m. and run until Jan. 2, 2013, at 6 p.m. All traffic, including large trucks, will be able to travel through the business corridor during this time.
Crews will not be working on the project from Dec. 22 to 25 and Jan. 1, 2013.

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) reminds all motorists to drive cautiously through the work zone. A lane shift is located near Cliff Dwellers Inn at the intersection with U.S. 221/U.S. 321 Business. Currently, road closures are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (when necessary) between Westview Drive and the intersection with U.S. 221/U.S. 321 Business near Tanger Shoppes on the Parkway. Visitors can still travel to businesses on each side of the closure area without any problems, as well as visit downtown Blowing Rock, according to NCDOT officials.

The speed limit along U.S. 321 remains 35 miles per hour. The N.C. State Highway Patrol continues to monitor this corridor for speeding violations.

For more information, call the project hotline at (828) 964-3260, although the hotline will not be available Dec. 24 to 26 and Jan. 1, 2013.

For more information or updates on the U.S. 321 road widening project, visit http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/BlowingRock321.

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