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U.S. 221 Widening

Project Overview

Work is underway to widen U.S. 221, from U.S. 421 in Deep Gap to U.S. 221 Business/N.C. 88 in Jefferson, into to four-lane median-divided highway.

The 16.1-mile project is designed to improve traffic flow, increase capacity reduce the number of crashes and increase regional connectivity along this highly traveled corridor.  

U.S. 221 is key to the High Country and connecting Boone with Jefferson. It is the main corridor into Ashe County for commuters and commercial vehicles alike. Ashe County is the largest producer of Christmas trees in the nation and is home to a GE Aviation plant.

Much of the widening involves smoothing out curves and reducing grade inclines which provide a greater sight distance for all motorists.

Contact

Trent Beaver, P.E.

Construction Engineer
Highway Division 11

P.O. Box 250
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

11/21/2018 12:21 PM