Traffic On 321/Blowing Rock Road To Be Impacted By Construction At The Standard In Boone

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With construction set to begin soon on the site of The Standard, motorist will find some flagging taking place in the coming weeks. The Standard is located on the site of the old Scottish Inn, which was brought down by demolition in March. According to Kyle Moore, Senior Project Manager with Landmark Construction LLC, construction activity on the site will pick up substantially over the coming weeks. “We are working closely with our subcontractors to minimize the negative impacts to traffic and the surrounding businesses (and maximize positive impacts), but as with any large construction project there will be temporary interruptions associated with the construction traffic.” Moore says.

Construction of a parking deck begins next week and during construction of the deck (over the next 9 weeks – weather permitting), expect to see 10 – 15 trucks per day delivering precast pieces to the site.

“Additionally, we will be pouring concrete for the building foundation at building A along 321 as well as building B located on faculty street. This will required multiple concrete trucks as well as reinforcing steel delivery trucks on a daily basis.” Moore adds.

Erection of the light gauge structural steel (building structure) will begin towards the beginning of October, and will require another 3 – 4 trucks per day to deliver wall panels, floor joists, and floor decking.

All material offloading will occur on the site and traffic interruptions will be temporary. Certified flaggers and signage will be used to control vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the interruptions.

In an email to the Boone Chamber of Commerce, Moore also adds “Please make sure the surrounding businesses know that with increased construction traffic will come increased customer traffic for them. We would love to work with them in any way we can to promote their businesses to the workers, so please let me know how we can help on that front.”

Photos from July. Photos:Kenneth Reece

The Standard construction July 12 2015 (2) The Standard construction July 12 2015 (1)

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