UPDATE: Due to inclement weather today, the work has been rescheduled to
Monday, March 11, at 7 a.m.
RALEIGH -The N.C. Department of
Transportation will close a section of U.S. 221 west of Sparta tomorrow
morning to repair a slope next to the highway damaged due to recent storms. The
repairs are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 11, and be completed
by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, weather permitting.
Flooding and runoff from heavy rains loosened the soil on the
long, steep bank next to U.S. 221. Crews will haul in large rocks to rebuild
the closure is in place, motorists will take the following 23-mile detour
- Travelers coming out of Sparta will take U.S. 21 to U.S. 221 South, turn
right onto N.C. 93 West to N.C. 113 South.
- Traffic traveling on N.C. 113 North will turn right onto N.C. 93 East to
coming out of Ashe County on U.S. 221 will turn left on N.C. 113 North to N.C.
93 East back to U.S. 221.
reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and
obey the posted speed limit.
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