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NCDOT to Close Portion of Howard Gap Road as Widening Project Continues

SHELBY--Beginning Monday, Sept.15, theN.C. Department of Transportationwill close Howard Gap Road from Brookside Camp Road to Naples Road in Fletcher. The closure is necessaryto lower the existing grade of a section of Howard Gap Road that is approximately one-fifth milenorth of Brookside Camp Road between the twointersections of Whispering Hills Drive.

The roughly one-tenth-mile portion of Howard Gap Road will close at 7a.m.and the closure will remain in place until Sunday, Sept.21.

A signed detour will be in place advising motorists to takeBrookside Camp Roadto U.S. 25, and then Naples Roadback to Howard Gap Road.

The work is part of a $9.3 million contract to widen Howard Gap Road from Jackson Road in Fletcher to just south of Brookside Road in Henderson County. Tennoca Construction Co. of Candler is the project contractor.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM

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