SHELBYTheN.C. Department of Transportationwill close a portion of N.C. 209 near U.S. 74, east of Waynesville, for three consecutive weekends. The first closure begins Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.
Crews will close N.C. 209 for sewer line installation between Old Clyde Road and Carley Road. The closure will be in place during the following days:
- Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 10, at 7 a.m.;
- Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 a.m.; and
- Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. to Monday, Nov. 24, at 7 a.m.
A signed detour will be in place directing traffic from N.C. 209 to take U.S. 74 to Interstate 40 west, and then to Exit 24 on I-40 West. Traffic will then return to N.C. 209.
This is part of an $18.9 million project to improve safety and traffic flow along N.C. 209 and its interchange with U.S. 74/19/23 in Haywood County.
The roughly three-quarters of a mile project will include roadway improvements from U.S. 23 Business to north of Old Clyde Road, relocation of a stretch of railroad and a portion of N.C. 209, as well as building a new railroad bridge over N.C. 209.
The project was let in June, and construction started in late July. Work on the project, except for reforestation, should be completed by mid-August 2017.
NHM Constructors of Asheville is the project contractor.