February 29- March 4, 2016 Traffic Reports

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Monday February 29

Possible lane closures today on 321 in Blowing Rock near Possum Hollow Rd for utility work.

Tuesday March 1
Lane closure today on US321 in Blowing Rock just north of Possum Hollow Rd for utility work. The next traffic split is scheduled for today as well. Southbound traffic will be shifted into the new southbound outside lane near Samaritan’s Purse later today. Southbound traffic will be shifted back into the existing pattern in the vicinity of US 321 Bus/S. Main St.

Northbound traffic will not be shifted during this phase of project operations. Traffic control has be increased along this section of the project in preparation for this new traffic pattern. Final pavement marking removal/placement operations will begin at select locations along this area as well in order to clarify lane designations. Some minor delays are to be expected as work towards completing this traffic shift. SLOW DOWN AND STAY ALERT TO GROUND CREWS AND EQUIPMENT WORKING IN THE AREA FROM TANGER OUTLETS TO CANYONS RESTAURANT DURING THIS TIME.

11:24am  – Expect delays on 421 near the NC/TN state line due to single vehicle accident at the intersection of Slabtown Road and 421.

2:31pm – Lane shifts have begun on US 321 project in Blowing Rock according to NCDOT.Traffic using just outside lane between W. Cornish and 321 Bus.
Photos: NCDOT
321 March 1_NCDOT 321_2 March 1_NCDOT

Wednesday March 2

Possible afternoon lane closures today on southbound 321 in Blowing Rock from West Cornish to US 321 Bus/S. Main St.

Highway 321 Notes: Southbound traffic was shifted onto the new alignment yesterday afternoon from West Cornish St to US 321 Bus/S. Main St. This shift places northbound and southbound traffic in their respective outside lanes relative to the median. All traffic exiting businesses along this section of the project will now be required to right when entering #US321. Traffic needing to turn left will be required to first turn right, then travel to the nearest crossover in order to make a U Turn. This feature was designed as part of the project from the very beginning and will provide much safer traffic flow through the area. Drivers are encouraged to initially allow extra time while traveling to and through this area in order to become familiar with this new traffic pattern.

1:04pm – Expect delays on 421 at the bottom of Wilkes Mountain due to rollover wreck.

Photo via Facebook
March 2 rollover wreck 421

Thursday March 3

Section of Meadowview Drive between Rodgers Drive and Zeb Street is closed while the town works to repair a water line. UPDATE – the road is back open as of 8:30am.

No construction related traffic impacts scheduled today on 321 in Blowing Rock.

TRAFFIC ALERT – Be advised of increased traffic as Watauga Schools dismiss early starting at 1pm.

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