The key phrases to remember are “road closures” and “lane closures”. Short term lane closures, meaning minimal delays, can occur any weekday during the life of the project. No road closures, meaning total road closed, are planned in the short term but could be possible if the need arises for blasting, rock removal etc.
No lane closures for the life of the project can occur during the below times:
Monday-Friday 6am-8am & 5pm-6pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am-9pm
No lane/road closures can occur during the below:
Memorial Day between the hours of 6am Friday and 6pm Tuesday
Independence Day between the hours of 6am the day before Independence Day and 6pm the day after Independence Day.
*If Independence Day is on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday, then between the hours of 6am the Thursday before Independence Day and 6pm the Tuesday after Independence Day.*
Labor Day between the hours of 6am Friday and 6pm Tuesday.
Thanksgiving Day between the hours of 6am Tuesday and 6pm Monday.
Christmas between the hours of 6am the Friday before the week of Christmas Day and 6pm the following Tuesday after the next week of Christmas Day.
For the Fall Foliage Season, all weekends in October between the hours of 6am Friday and 9am Monday.
For Appalachian State University home football games, between 12pm (noon) the day before the game to 9am the Monday after the game.
As directed by the Engineer any “Special Event” occurring in the town of Blowing Rock between 6am the day before the event and 9am the day after the event.
On holiday schedules no lane or road closures will occur, but the contractor can still work on the project.
Most structures that are schedule to be demolished are down.
North Carolina Highway Patrol has stepped up enforcement throughout the construction project.