RALEIGH -The N.C.
Department of Transportation will shift traffic onto a new 2-mile section
of U.S. 221 from Henson Road to Oakland Road in Rutherford County on Friday,
Jan. 25, weather permitting.
The roads most impacted by this traffic shift will be
Bridges Farm Road (on the east side of U.S. 221), South Woodleaf Road, North
Woodleaf Road, Morningstar Lake Road, Tanner Grove Road and Oakland Road, where
traffic will now stop short of where it does presently. In addition, traffic on
Bridges Farm Road (on the west side of U.S. 221), Newton-Cole Road, Tom's Creek
Road and Walker Lake Road will be required to use temporary crossovers and stop
at a new location beyond where it does presently.
The work is part of a $66.1 million project to widen U.S.
221 from the South Carolina state line to north of the U.S. 74 Bypass in
Rutherford County. The project contractor is DeVere Construction Co. of Alpena,
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction
information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.