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Traffic Alert 105 bridge work details – ***Update Wednesday June 15 – Blasting to begin on 105 at Broadstone Road bridge. Click on the link for more details. *** In general, lane closures will be permitted on N.C. 105, Broadstone Road and Old Tweetsie Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday through Thursday. Only nightly lane closures will be allowed on weekends. More information at this link.


Blue Ridge Parkway announces closure and detour information for Laurel Fork Bridge project in Ashe County, North Carolina. Find out more information at this link.



For Wednesday July 6th – at 6am King Street in Boone will be closed to eastbound traffic for curb repair beginning at College Street and ending at Coffey Street. All eastbound traffic will be redirected onto College Street. All westbound traffic on King Street will not be affected. For more information, please contact Public Works at (828) 268-6230.

July 4th – roads and adjacent side streets through downtown Boone will close shortly before 11am for todays parade.

Traffic Alert Friday July 1 2:50pm – Wreck – area of 105 at Speedway gas station in Boone. Expect possible delays.

Traffic Alert Thursday June 30 8:37am – Hwy 421 in Trade shut down both directions due to wreck. Could be closed for several hours per incoming reports.

Traffic Alert Wed June 29 4:15pm – Tractor-trailer blocking 421 in Zionville at Dollar General. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Wed June 29 11:24am – Wreck – area of 105 near Enterprise Rent A Car. Expect delays.

Wednesday June 29 – The sidewalk between King Street Flats and Cherry Drive will be closed all day today for a water line replacement. Please use the sidewalk on the opposite side of King Street. For more information, please contact Public Utilities at (828) 268-6250.

Traffic Alert Tuesday June 28 12:09pm – Wreck – area of Wilson's Ridge. Expect delays.

Tuesday June 28 – The section of Cherry Drive beginning at King Street and ending at Councill Street will be closed the majority of the day (June 28th) for a water line replacement. Please use alternate routes today. For more information, please contact Public Works at (828) 268-6230.

Traffic Alert Friday June 24 2:53pm – Wreck – area of 105 & Broadstone Road. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Friday June 24 – paving operations continue on 194 between Valle Crucis and Vilas, allow extra travel time.

Traffic Alert for Wednesday June 22 – A portion of Deerfield Road will be closed beginning at 8am tomorrow, June 22nd for maintenance. Traffic coming off of Blowing Rock Road will be redirected onto Longview Drive. All southbound traffic towards Blowing Rock Road will experience minimal delays. For more information, please contact Public Works at (828) 268-6230.

Traffic Alert Wednesday June 22 – paving operations continue on 194 between Valle Crucis and Vilas, allow extra travel time.

June 17-18, 2022 Road Closures for Boonerang Fest this weekend. Click here for more information.

Traffic Alert Thursday June 16 3:46pm – Wreck – area of 105 at New River Building Supply. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday June 14 6:07am – Tree down on 421 near Stony Fork Road.

***UPDATE Monday June 13 – NCDOT plans to complete all paving operations by June 17th, weather permitting, according to the Town of Boone. No parking on King Street will be permitted from 6pm to 7am during the remainder of the project in order to safely and efficiently provide King Street with the repairs.*** A resurfacing project on King Street in Boone is scheduled to start with overnight operations during the first week of June. Find out more information at this link.

Traffic Alert Friday June 10 4:23pm – Truck stuck in the S curve on 194/Valle Mountain. Expect delays and possible road closure. Photo submitted.

Traffic Alert Friday June 10 – College Street in Boone will be closed all day starting at 8:30am for a water line repair. Take alternate routes.

Traffic Alert Thursday June 9 1:17pm – Wreck – 105 in Foscoe in the area of Ma's Produce/Twin Rivers. Expect delays.

Blowing Rock's Main Street will be shut down from the US 221 intersection to the Ginny Stevens Lane intersection for the Shriner’s Parade tomorrow (Saturday, June 4, 2022) from around 1:30 pm until the conclusion of the parade.

Traffic Alert Wednesday June 1 10:42 am – Wreck – area of 194 near Howard's Creek Road.

Tuesday May 31, 2022 3:18pm – The lower half of Hamby Alley in Boone is closed for sewer repairs and will be reopened within 2-4 hours. For more information please contact Public Utilities at (828) 268-6250.

Traffic Alert Friday May 27 1pm – Tractor-trailer off the road and blocking one lane on Shull's Mill Road between Poplar Grove and Hound Ears per social media report.

Traffic Alert Friday May 27 11:39am – Wilson's Ridge & Bamboo area – stuck or wrecked tractor trailer. Expect delays in that area. Photo submitted.

Traffic Alert Thursday May 26 4:02pm – Wreck – area of old 421 at Tractor Supply in Deep Gap. Expect delays in that area.

Wednesday May 25 – Road closure at Highland Avenue and Wintergreen Lane and will be affect the area up to Poplar Hill Drive. The road is expected to remain closed the majority of today due to sewer line maintenance. No services are expected to be affected, however if you notice a lapse in service please contact Public Utilities at (828) 268-6250.

Traffic Alert Friday May 20 – NCDOT Maintenance has scheduled replacement of a stormwater pipe on King Street near the intersection of Coffey Street.  Construction activities will require both lanes of the road to be closed between the hours of 9am & 4pm.  NCDOT staff placed message boards Friday afternoon to alert local traffic to the impending closure.  Plans are to detour through traffic via Poplar Grove Connector – Poplar Grove/River Street – Hardin Street.  Please call NCDOT Watauga Maintenance at 828-268-6040 for questions or concerns.

Traffic Alert Thursday, May 19 – A lane closure will occur at the Quality Oil construction site on 105 in Foscoe to create a turn lane. The closure is planned for 9:00am to 4:00pm. Flaggers will be in that area. Allow extra travel time.

Traffic Alert Wednesday, May 18 – A lane closure will occur at the Quality Oil construction site on 105 in Foscoe to create a turn lane. The closure is planned for 9:00am to 4:00pm. Flaggers will be in that area. Allow extra travel time.

Traffic Alert Tuesday May 17 and Wednesday May 18 – NCDOT Maintenance has scheduled replacement of a stormwater pipe on King Street near the intersection of Coffey Street.  Construction activities will require both lanes of the road to be closed between the hours of 9am & 4pm on Tuesday May 17th and Wednesday May 18th.  NCDOT staff placed message boards Friday afternoon to alert local traffic to the impending closure.  Plans are to detour through traffic via Poplar Grove Connector – Poplar Grove/River Street – Hardin Street.  Please call NCDOT Watauga Maintenance at 828-268-6040 for questions or concerns.

Traffic Alert Tuesday, May 17 – New River Light and Power will be conducting utility work that will result in the closure of the southbound lane of 421 between Highland Hall Rd and Oak Grove Rd from 8am-11am. Flaggers will be in place directing traffic.

Traffic Alert Tuesday, May 17 – A lane closure will occur at the Quality Oil construction site on 105 in Foscoe to create a turn lane. The closure is planned for 9:00am to 4:00pm. Flaggers will be in that area. Allow extra travel time.

Traffic Alert Monday May 16 – Coffey Street will be closed all day for through traffic today (May 16th) for maintenance. Apartment access is still available.

Traffic Alert Monday May 16 – A lane closure will occur at the Quality Oil construction site on 105 in Foscoe to create a turn lane. The closure is planned for 9:00am to 4:00pm. Flaggers will be in that area. Allow extra travel time.

Traffic Alert Thursday May 12 – A lane closure will occur at the Quality Oil construction site on 105 in Foscoe to create a turn lane. The closure is planned for 9:30am to 4:30pm. Flaggers will be in that area. Allow extra travel time.

Traffic Alert Wednesday May 11 5:46pm – Wreck – area of 105 Bypass at Boone Rent-All & Hodges Gap Road. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Wednesday May 11 4:29pm – Expect delays in the area of 105 & Berry Road in Foscoe. Multiple fire departments battling a brush fire.

Traffic Alert Thursday May 5 – Lot of congestion on 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock as paving has been going on in recent days. Allow extra travel time.

Traffic Alert Wednesday May 4 – Lot of congestion on 321 between Boone and Blowing Rock as paving has been going on in recent days. Allow extra travel time.

Traffic Alert Wednesday May 4 8:38 am – Wreck – area of Bamboo Road on the 421 side. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Tuesday May 3 3:45 pm – Wreck – area of 105/Rock Crusher Hill at Maymead plant. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday May 2 4:23 pm – Wreck – area of 321 North at Trashcan Falls in Sugar Grove. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday April 25 – replacing of guardrails is taking place on 194 north in the S curves by the DOT. Allow extra travel time.

Traffic Alert Tuesday April 19 4:53 pm – Wreck – area of 105 bypass & 105. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Tuesday April 19 – From the Town of Blowing Rock: NCDOT is paving on Hwy 321 starting at Tanger Outlets Northbound towards Boone. Please be aware of workers and barricades as you drive past this area.


Traffic Alert Update Thursday April 14 6:45 pm – 105 in Boone is back open totally, both wrecks have been cleared.

Traffic Alert Thursday April 14 5:09pm – Second Wreck on 105 – area of Greystone Eye. Inbound lanes are currently still blocked from first wreck.

Traffic Alert Thursday April 14 5pm – Wreck – area of 105 at Ross Chrysler. Inbound lanes are currently blocked per Boone Police.

Traffic Alert Thursday March 31 3:44pm – Wreck – area of the intersection in front of A Cleaner World/New Market Center in Boone. Expect possible delays.

Park managers announced today that repair will begin soon to address significant settlement, cracking, and rock fall on portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Deep Gap and Linville Falls. Detours and closures to take place. More information at this link.

Traffic Alert Thursday March 31 7:08 am – Wreck – area of 105 near Shull's Mill turn where the old cabooses were located. Expect possible delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday March 31 6:55am – Power lines down on Meat Camp Road. Fire and crews on the scene to repair. A portion of the road is closed for now.


Past traffic alerts can be found at this link.

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