The construction of a safety enhancement wall along a stretch of Highway 421, just below the Watauga/Wilkes line, has started. The project is one mile in length and is slated … Read more
In early December the North Carolina Department of Transportation released its draft of the 10 year State Transportation Improvement Program, otherwise known as STIP. The draft schedules the projects proposed … Read more
A public hearing has been scheduled to allow citizen comment on the naming of the Highway 421 Bridge over the South Fork of the New River in memory of Deputy … Read more
NCDOT continues the process of repairing roads in the High Country due to the flooding on Monday May 6, 2013. Kevin Whittington, Watauga County maintenance engineer with the North Carolina … Read more
Monday Jan 7 8:30am – Wreck on Boone Mountain involving 5 vehicles near Brushy Fork Church. Traffic being re-routed in that area. 10:10am – All Cove Creek Fire EMS have … Read more
8:30am – Wreck on Boone Mountain involving 5 vehicles near Brushy Fork Church. Traffic being re-routed in that area. 10:10am – All Cove Creek Fire EMS have cleared the wreck … Read more
The long discussed bypass around Boone is fresh on the minds of High Country officials once again. The idea has been tossed around for many years, but recently talk has … Read more
Find road condition reports for Tuesday Oct 30 at Tuesday Oct 30 Storm Reports
Tuesday Oct 30 Storm Reports from facebook, twitter, email & text 3:36pm – Videos by Jessica Vandett 3pm – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 20, Watauga – … Read more
Road conditions all across the High Country have gone downhill since 5pm Monday evening. Check out the page Snow/Storm Reports For October Storm for pictures and facebook/twitter reports sent in … Read more
From Boone police- DOT is painting the roadway at 421 & New Market tonight. 194 N will be closed, detour will be New Market BLVD to 194. 10:06pm – @boonepolice: … Read more
A group of 13 municipalities from across the state are slated to receive assistance with bicycle and pedestrian planning, thanks to $390,000 in grants awarded this month by the N.C. … Read more
With so much work continuing in the High Country here is a brief recap of the major projects occuring. –Progress continues with paving operations on 421/King Street. An official with … Read more
Progress continues with paving operations on 421/King Street. An official with Blythe Construction tells WataugaRoads.com that paving operations should be done by Friday June 15, that is barring any weather … Read more
105 Ext & 421 (heading south) a lane closed on 421 due to roadwork per Facebook reports.
Paving operations have started on 421/King Street. Expect congestion in that area. It’s projected to take about 2 weeks to finish pending the weather.
As reported here earlier this week paving is set to begin Monday on 421 in Boone. Here’s a Friday update from NCDOT Motorists can expect slowdowns on U.S. 421 (East … Read more
Paving is set to begin on King Street/421 on Monday. A construction official tells WataugaRoads.com that paving is slated to start at Wood Circle (below Pennywise/SAKS Grill) in the southbound … Read more
Road construction around Watauga County is in full swing as a result of the mild winter of 2011-2012. Here is a full scale update on all the major road projects … Read more
The turning lanes at 105 ext/421 are blocked off due to median work.
NCDOT has announced that a portion of 421 in Boone will get bike lanes, after revisting the idea. The section from Hardin Street to Old East King Street will get … Read more
NCDOT Awards $3.6 Million for Resurfacing Projects in Avery and Watauga Counties Today NCDOT announced contracts to resurface 24.3 miles of road in Avery and Watauga counties. A $3.6 million … Read more
(High Country Press article by Jesse Wood, October 13) The North Carolina Board of Transportation met at the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum last Thursday, and Engineer Mike Pettyjohn … Read more
(from a High Country Press article July 14) U.S. 421 Widening on Pace for October Completion Story by Anna Oakes Road widening construction that has bogged down traffic for … Read more