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Portion of U.S. 321 Business in Blowing Rock to Close Temporarily While Crews Shift Traffic onto New Alignment

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 while crews shift traffic onto a new alignment for the U.S. 321 widening project.

That portion of U.S. 321 Business will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 20, and Wednesday, Jan. 21, weather permitting. A signed detour willdirectmotorists to use Sunset Drive to get around the road closure.

Once the road reopens, traffic will follow a new alignment. Motorists are encouraged to slow down, use caution and look out for any crews who may be working along the highway.

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, visit the Travel section of theNCDOT website, call511, orfollow NCDOT onTwitter. Another option isNCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website.

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2/15/2018 5:22 PM