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Portion of Howard Gap Road in Henderson County Closing for New Alignment Construction

SHELBY-Beginning Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 a.m., theN.C. Department of Transportationwill close a portion of Howard Gap Road in Henderson County to begin constructing a new alignment for the road.

The 300-foot portion of Howard Gap Road will be closed half a mile north of Naples Road. Weather permitting, the closure will remain in place for five days.

A signed detour will be in place advising motorists to use Naples Road and U.S. 25 to get around the construction.

The new roadalignment is part of a $9.3 million contract to widen Howard Gap Road from Jackson Road in Fletcher to just south of Brookside Camp 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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