SHELBYTheN.C. Department of Transportationwill temporarily close a portion of Howard Gap Road in Henderson Countybeginning Monday July 21 for road construction.
Starting at 6 a.m., 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 July 26. Crews will close the road again in the same location from 6 a.m.Monday July 28to 8 p.m. Saturday August 2.
During the closure, the signed detour route will follow Salisbury Road to Brookside Camp Road and back to Howard Gap Road.
The work is part of a $7.8 million project to replace two bridges and widen 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.
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