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Portion of U.S. 321 Business to Close Next Week Near U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock

Contractor will beinstalling asewer linebeginning Monday, Oct. 27, at 6 a.m.

SHELBY -A portion of U.S. 321 Business/Main Street/U.S. 221from the traffic signal near Cliff Dwellers Innto north of the entrance to Chetolain BlowingRockwill close temporarily next week for a sewer line installation.

The closure will begin Monday at 6 a.m. A signed detour willdirectmotorists to use Sunset Drive to get around the road closure.

The project contractor, MaymeadInc., will have the closure removed by Friday to avoid any potential impacts toweekend travelers.

The sewer line installation is necessary for crews to continue making progress on the U.S. 321 widening project. The newsewer line will be roughly 12 feet deep and run down the middle of the two-lane section of U.S. 321 Business.

For more information, call the project information line at 828-964-3260. The information line is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can alsoreceive project updates onTwitterusing the hashtag #US321.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOTtraffic websiteor follow NCDOT onTwitter. 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.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM

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