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Lane Closures Suspended, Limited Construction on U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock During Holiday Season

SHELBY-- Whether you're spending Christmas vacationin the High Country or just passing through Blowing Rock, theN.C. Department of Transportationwants to make your travel a little easier this holiday season by limiting construction along the U.S. 321 widening project.

Lane closures will be suspended on U.S. 321 todaythrough Friday, Jan. 2, at 6 p.m.You could see crews from project contractor Maymead, Inc. working on the project during some of this time. Those construction operations, however, won't greatly impact traffic.

Motorists are reminded to stay alert, obey the speed limit and be mindful of any crews working along the road.The speed limit along the U.S. 321 corridor in Blowing Rock is 35 mph. The N.C. State Highway Patrol will monitor the area for violations.

For more information about the project, please call the project information line at 828-964-3260 from Monday through Friday, 8 am. to 5 p.m.The project information line will not be available Dec. 24-26 or Jan. 1.You can also follow the project's progress with regular updates onTwitterusing the hashtag #US321.

For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Travel section of theNCDOT website, call511, orfollow NCDOT onTwitter. Another option isNCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM