Improvements to U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock will not keep visitors away from their favorite spots.
Although the southern junction of Business 321 with U.S. 321 remains closed while crews build a new intersection, all businesses and homes remain accessible. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s detour for through traffic on Business 321 directs drivers from Main Street to Sunset Drive, but residents and visitors can still get to locations further south on Main.
The new intersection is expected to open in late-September.
The exclusive right turn lane on U.S. 321 South near Chetola at the northern junction of 321 Business/U.S. 221 has reopened, and should also help traffic flow into downtown.
NCDOT continues to work with Blowing Rock town leaders on a schedule to finish the U.S. 321 project while accommodating local and tourist traffic. For Labor Day weekend, contractors will not block any lanes from 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 through 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Drivers should stay alert throughout the construction zone for lane shifts and temporary traffic patterns.
For more details, call the U.S. 321 project information line at 828-964-3260.