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NCDOT Extends Howard Gap Road Closure Due to Weather Delays

SHELBY-A portion ofHoward Gap Road in Henderson Countywill be closed for road construction Aug. 4-9 as the N.C Department of Transportation continues a $7.8 million widening project. This road closure began July 21 but was extendedbecauseof recent weather delays.

Starting at6 a.m. Monday, Howard Gap Road will be closed from Clear Creek Road to Massey Road between Hendersonville and Fletcher. The closure will remain in place until 8 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 9.

The closure was originally scheduled to remain in place through Saturday, Aug. 2. at 8p.m.

During the closure, the signed detour route followsSalisbury Road to Brookside Camp Road and back to Howard Gap Road.

The project includes replacingtwo bridges and widening Howard Gap Road between U.S. 64 and Brookside Camp Road in Henderson County. Project contractor is NHM Constructors of Asheville.

NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visitwww.ncdot.gov/travelor follow NCDOT on Twitter atwww.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM