Barriers On 421 Related To Water Intake Project

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This week motorists traveling 421 near Bamboo Road have noticed delays related to construction in that area.

The project is related to the water intake project for the Town of Boone. Rick Miller, Town of Boone Public Works Director, tells WataugaOnline.com that NCDOT required the contractor to install the barricades for work zone protection, just like on interstate projects. Miller adds that they will shift with the work area as it moves along 421.

Two crews are working in the area, with work schedule to be completed April 15.

Crew #1: Work began this week with pipe installation from a substation just down Brownwood Road at Highway 421 intersection to Old Glade Road. Moving road closures will occur with the pipe installation with marked detours. Local traffic will be allowed.

Crew #2: Work began this week with lane closures began along westbound Hwy. 421 with a barrier wall to protect workers. Start installation of bore pits and bores under driveway at Blue Ridge Electric and under Old US 421 by Discovery Chevrolet.

On Feb. 13, 2017 the Harper Corporation and Garney Construction Company, Inc. were provided with the Notice to Proceed on the Boone Water Line, Water Treatment Plant, Intake and Booster Pump Station Project.

Pipe installation location pump station at 421 to Old Glade Road

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